Luman P. Kelsey: “Professional Hobbiest”

Luman Kelsey was an artist unknown to me until I happened upon his work one day in the photographs section of the Graphics room. The organized box read “Luman Kelsey–Virgin Islands”, and immediately I was intrigued. I wondered what photographs may be in the box, and how CHS came to own them. What I discovered was a small collection of unframed, black and white photographs, all signed “Luman Kelsey”, with titles including “Buy from Me?–Virgin Islands” and “Gloucesterman”. Continue reading