Friday, July 15, 2011

Ernst Niebergall, Photographer

Following his death in 1954, Ernst Niebergall was buried in Section 12-B of Sandusky’s Oakland Cemetery. German born Ernst Niebergall lived in Sandusky, Ohio from 1908 until his death in 1954. Mr. Niebergall took thousands of photographs of Sandusky and the region, primarily between 1909 and 1915.

Local historian Charles E. Frohman preserved the negatives and photographs of Ernst Niebergall, and donated the collection to the R. B. Hayes Presidential Center. An excellent article about Mr. Niebergall is found in the April 2004 edition of the “Paper Trail,” available online at the Hayes Presidential Center’s web site. As is mentioned in the “Paper Trail,” many of the photographs of Ernst Niebergall are available online at “Lake Erie’s Yesterdays.”

An image of a camera appears above Mr. Niebergall's name on his tombstone.

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