The Last Word Wednesday
Almost as soon as developments in photography placed it within the reach of amateurs, Mr. Barker became an enthusiast. It was not a passing fancy. The only effect of the passing of years and the oncoming of age was that he derived even greater satisfaction from following his photographic bent.
He had a collection of 20 cameras. No new thing in cameras came out that he did not have before it had been many days upon the market. While he prized the improved cameras, he had an affection for the old ones, which had been with him on many a trip, and he did not part with them.
At his home at 5889 Clemens avenue he had a private studio. Until his health became poor in the recent past he attended personally to every detail of the work of developing and printing the pictures he had taken.
Mr. Barker was 63 years old. Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters and a son.