Ben Maxey collection
Scope and Contents
The Ben Maxey collection consists of three folders in one box. Housed in folder one are newspaper advertisements for Maxey’s studio. Folder two contains a typed list of facial expressions for glamour photography, while folder three holds thirty-two black and white photographs of female models in “glamour” poses.
- Maxey, Benjamin T. (Person)
Language of Materials
Material in English
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Ben Maxey was born in Illinois and raised in Kansas where he graduated from Kansas State University. He was mainly a traveling salesman until him and his wife, Lois Rogers, moved to Tucson, Arizona around 1950 and he pursued his lifelong dream of opening his own photo studio. First Maxey acquired the camera store and photo department of a local photography store, later taking over the portrait studio and photofinishing department. In 1960 he opened Ben Maxey Portrait Studios and remained there until his retirement in 1969. He continued to photograph until his death in 1987.
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This collection contains papers and photographic materials of Benjamin T. “Ben” Maxey, Tucson studio photographer (circa 1900-1987). Included are Maxey's newspaper advertisements, notes on facial expressions, and 8 x 10 inch black and white photographs used as samples of "glamour photography." Maxey studied with the California photographer William Mortensen. The collection is inactive.
The Collection is arranged into the following series:
- Series 1: Advertisements, n.d., 1 folder
- Series 2: Notes, n.d., 1 folder
- Series 3: Photographs, n.d., 1 folder
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Alfred Mikesall, 1987.
- Benjamin T. “Ben” Maxey photographic collection. PC 207. Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, Arizona.
Finding aid updated by Meghan Jordan in May 2016 and by Tai Huesgen in November 2020.
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