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Ray Stoker, Artist and Photographer, Album of Portrait Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 3811


Album of 39 portraits (black and white, and color) taken by Ray Stoker (1895-1975), a resident of Fairmont, West Virginia. The majority of the photographs are portraits of Stoker's wife; other subjects include other women, children, animals, and the artist himself. Please see "Historical Note" for further information regarding Stoker.


  • Creation: 1920-1950

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Biographical / Historical

Ray(mond) Stoker was born and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stoker served in the army during World War I and afterwards studied art and photography. He married Gwineviere "Gwen" Utteridge and the family moved to Fairmont, West Virginia in the early 1920s. Stoker spent the next thirty years as one of Fairmont's leading artistic figures. Stoker left Fairmont in 1957, traveling around Europe and returning to his hometown of Philadelphia, where he died in 1975.


0.25 Linear Feet (Summary: 2 1/2 in. (1 document case))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Ray Stoker, Artist and Photographer, Album of Portrait Photographs, 1920-1950
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US