column By: Leo J. Remiger | December, 23
Predictably that venture failed and they returned to England but made the trip back to Montana in 1893, and established one of several “Eve” ranches, this one in the badlands north of Terry, Montana. She was introduced to photography by a boarder, one of the many sideline businesses of the Eve Ranch. She became an accomplished photographer and kept meticulous records. Evelyn died in 1928, and her estate was inherited by her friend, Janet Williams, who kept several thousand prints and over 1,800 glass plate and nitrate negatives intact. The negatives, prints, Evelyn’s cameras and her extensive diaries now form the Evelyn Cameron Collection and are housed at the Montana Historical Society in Helena, Montana. The Prairie County Museum and Evelyn Cameron Gallery in Terry, Montana have many of her prints and celebrate her legacy.
– Leo Remiger