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My apologies if this has been discussed previously, but my searches here have not indicated such. I'm trying to find the origin of "camera worker" as used to describe an artistic photographer. Of course, Stieglitz popularized the term, but I've found examples of its use as early as 1895 (as in a "hand-camera worker". Photography, vol 7, 774). As always, your insights will be greatly appreciated.

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Hello! The use of the term seems to date from c1882. Google's n-gram is a good start: 

You can drill in to this to see the publication(s) using the term.  See the link here

Fascinating. Thanks for providing this insight, Michael.

Michael Pritchard said:

Hello! The use of the term seems to date from c1882. Google's n-gram is a good start: 

You can drill in to this to see the publication(s) using the term.  See the link here

Dear Timothy, Entering the term "worker" into the search box of the online RPS journal between the years 1853-1882 throws up some interesting usages from as early as the 1850's. No "camera worker" as such, but may be of interest.  Geoffrey.

Thanks - I appreciate the tip. It may be interesting to trace the evolving context of the word "worker" as part of this effort. 

G.W. Tucker. said:

Dear Timothy, Entering the term "worker" into the search box of the online RPS journal between the years 1853-1882 throws up some interesting usages from as early as the 1850's. No "camera worker" as such, but may be of interest.  Geoffrey.

I've also noticed the term 'pictorial worker' used a lot from the late 1890s onwards

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