• R.I.P. Bruce Roberts, 93, writer & photographer of books on ghosts

    From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jun 26 17:36:09 2023

    What I posted in 2020 (edited):

    Born in Mount Vernon, New York, he lived in Morehead City, North Carolina.

    Also known for his travel photography and photos of lighthouses.

    Not to be confused with the 70-ish singer-songwriter!

    From "Contemporary Authors":

    Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Fla., reporter, 1954-55; editor and publisher of weekly newspapers, Lumberton Post, Lumberton, N.C., and Scottish Chief, Maxton, N.C., 1956-58; Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, N.C., staff photographer, 1959-61; director of
    photography for Wilmington, Del., newspapers, 1962-63; free-lance photographer for magazines and books, 1963-78; Southern Living (magazine), Birmingham, Ala., director of photography, 1978--. Director, Carolina Illustrated, Inc. (photographic service).

    Named Southern Photographer of the Year, 1959 and 1961; first place awards in National Press Photographers Association news pictures competition, 1959, 1960, and 1961; Where Time Stood Still: A Portrait of Appalachia chosen by the New York Times
    editorial board as one of the outstanding children's books of 1970.

    (longish bio, with photo)


    (short bio plus "Guide to the Bruce Roberts Photographic Archive,

    (another bio, with his early photo of Elvis)

    (article from 2014: "Photographer recalls capturing N.C. in pictures")


    (book covers)

    (covers of the ghost books)

    (Kirkus review of "America's Most Haunted Places")

    (reader reviews)



    * (Coauthor) Light House Families, Crane Hill Publications, 1997.

    * (Editor) The Face of North Carolina, illustrated with
    photographs by the author and others, McNally & Loftin, 1962.

    * The Carolina Gold Rush: America's First, illustrated with
    photographs by the author and others, McNally & Loftin, 1971, 2nd
    edition, 1972.

    With Nancy Roberts; self-illustrated with photographs:

    * Where Time Stood Still: A Portrait of Appalachia, Crowell-
    Collier, 1970.

    * This Haunted Land, McNally & Loftin, 1970.

    * Ghosts and Specters: Ten Supernatural Stories from the Deep
    South, Doubleday, 1974.

    * Ghosts of the Wild West, Doubleday, 1976.

    * America's Most Haunted Places, Doubleday, 1976.


    * W. J. McNally, Harper's Ferry in Pictures, McNally (Charlotte,
    N.C.), 1960.

    * David Stick, The Cape Hatteras Seashore, McNally & Loftin, 1964,
    revised edition, 1973; Frances Griffin, Old Salem in Pictures, McNally
    & Loftin, 1966.

    * Malcolm Boyd and Eric Sevareid, You Can't Kill the Dream
    (contains Reflections by Boyd and The American Dream by Sevareid),
    John Knox, 1968.

    * Joel Rothman, At Last to Ocean: The Story of the Endless Cycle
    of Water, Crowell-Collier, 1971.

    * John Foster West, This Proud Land: The Blue Ridge Mountains,
    McNally & Loftin, 1974.

    Photographer for books by N. Roberts:

    * An Illustrated Guide to Ghosts and Mysterious Occurrences in the
    Old North State, Heritage House, 1959, 2nd edition, McNally & Loftin,

    * Ghosts of the Carolinas, McNally & Loftin, 1962, 2nd edition,

    * David, John Knox, 1968.

    * Sense of Discovery: The Mountain, John Knox, 1969.

    * A Week in Robert's World: The South, Crowell-Collier, 1969.

    * The Governor, McNally & Loftin, 1972.

    * The Goodliest Land: North Carolina, Doubleday, 1973.

    * The Faces of South Carolina, Doubleday, 1976.

    * You and Your Retarded Child, Concordia, 1977.

    * Appalachian Ghosts, Doubleday, 1978.

    * Southern Ghosts, Doubleday, 1979.

    * (Photographer) Southern Lighthouses: Chesapeake Bay To The Gulf
    of Mexico, Globe Pequot Press, 1989.

    * Plantation Homes of the James River, University of North
    Carolina Press, 1990.

    * (Photographer) American Country Shores, Globe Pequot Press,

    * (Photographer) Steel Ships and Iron Men: A Tribute to World War
    II Fighting Ships and the Men Who Served on them, Globe Pequot Press,

    * (Photographer) Western Lighthouses: Olympic Peninsula to San
    Diego, Globe Pequot Press, 1993.

    * (Photographer) Northern Lighthouses: New Brunswich to the Jersey
    Shores, Globe Pequot Press, 1994.

    * (Photographer) Great Lakes Lighthouses: Ontario to Superior,
    Globe Pequot Press, 1994.

    * (Photographer) Eastern Great Lakes Lighthouses: Ontario, Erie,
    and Huron, Globe Pequot Press, 1996.

    * (Photographer) New England Lighthouses: Bay of Fundy to Long
    Island South, Globe Pequot Press, 1996.

    * (Photographer) Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses: Hudson River to
    Chesapeake Bay, Globe Pequot Press, 1996.

    * (Photographer) Western Great Lakes Lighthouses: Michigan and
    Superior, Globe Pequot Press, 1996.

    * (Photographer) California Lighthouses: Oregon to the Aleutians,
    Globe Pequot Press, 1997.

    * (Photographer) Pacific Northwest Lighthouses: Point St. George
    to the Gulf of Santa Catalina, Globe Pequot Press, 1997.

    * (Photographer) Southeastern Lighthouses: Outer Banks to Cape
    Florida, Globe Pequot Press, 1998.

    * American Lighthouses: A Comprehensive Guide, Globe Pequot Press,

    * (Photographer) Gulf Coast Lighthouses: Florida Keys to the Rio
    Grande, Globe Pequot Press, 1998.

    * (Coauthor) Moving Hatteras: Relocating the Capes Hatteras Light
    Station to Safety, Light House Publications, 1998.

    * (Coauthor) Cape Hatteras: America's Lighthouses, Cumberland
    House, 1999.

    * Lighthouse Ghosts by Norma Elizabeth & Bruce Roberts, 1999

    * (Photographer) North Carolina Lighthouses, Lighthouse
    Publications, 2000.

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