Photographs from the collection of Peter J. Cohen.
Edited by Melissa Catanese.
Spaces Corners, 2013. 74 pp., black & white illustrations, 5¾x7½".
Dangerous Women is a collection of vernacular photographs of women from the archive of Peter J. Cohen and edited by Melissa Catanese. Cohen’s remarkable collection was amassed at flea markets, estate sales, thrift stores and the internet over several decades. Eventually, he had tens of thousands photos in the collection. This selection contains photographs of women – dangerous women – doing things women in the early 19th century were expressly discouraged and chastised for. Here, we see them dressed as men, shooting guns, drinking, dancing and engaging in male-dominated sports like archery, fishing and hunting. Each book includes a includes 3x4.25 inch print.
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