Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Adrian Bouchard: First Dartmouth Photographer

A photograph of Bouchard in a suit, posed next to a camera.
The First Dartmouth College Photographer
Adrian N. Bouchard
worked from 1937 - 1976
except for three and a half years
between 1941 - 1945
when he served in the US army.

An article in The Dartmouth, January 9, 1941
reads "Bouchard and Cutler Leave For Army."

A photograph of skiers on a hill at a distance.
Tuckerman Ravine
winter 1937-1938
Adrian Bouchard first came to Hanover to work in the Ford Sayre Ski school which may explain how he had the skill and agility to maneuver to this high vantage point with medium format camera equipment to shoot skiers in action.
Negative D 152.

A photograph of men walking downhill by a small house.
Bouchard was able to capture students activities on campus and off. From the November 1946 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine: This month's cover picture was taken atop Mt. Moosilauke during the annual D.O.C. Freshman Trip before the opening of college. Adrian Bouchard was the photographer.
Negative 11-46-01

A photograph of people outside the Hanover Inn, looking at a display of Harvard pennants.
People in town for a football game pause by the Hanover Inn in the fall of 1955.
Negative 10-55-92

A photograph from the interior of the Hopkins.
Headline in the Valley News
April 26, 1963
"Bouchard Wins Several Awards at Photo Show"

New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association first prize commercial division.
Negative 3-63-130

A color photograph of the clock tower with Mickey Mouse's face and hands pasted over the 12 and the hands.
Evidence of a clever student activity is recorded in this image made from a 35mm Ektachrome transparency taken in June 1966.
Baker Library tower 5-13

Several photographs of women on a snowy campus.
Photography as pictorial history shows that women had become an integral part of college life in the 1970s.
Negative 1-72-1051 (1052-1053-1054-1055-1056)

A page of handwritten text.
Meticulous hand written records providing information about the photographs made by Adrian Bouchard were created by Anne H. Scotford from 1961 - 1989. Her article, in the November 1985 Dartmouth College Library Bulletin, Photographic Records, Now in Baker details how the Photographic Bureau was managed and where it was located during Bouchard's tenure.

A screenshot of text about the College Archives.
Only a small set of photographs taken by Adrian Bouchard in a category called College Life A - Z are described in the catalog.

Text-only records also appear in the catalog for the work of subsequent college photographers Stuart Bratesman (1985 - 1993) and Joseph Mehling (1993 to the present).

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