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Exhibit Opening: Historical Photos

Friday, June 7, 2019
9:00 AM

Look Again: Discovering Historical Photos

Why look at old photographs? To learn about the past? To find parallels with the present? The introduction of photography in the mid-1800s forever changed the way we record and remember our individual lives - and our history. Examine dozens of photographs from the Museum of History's collection, then decide for yourself: Do our modern eyes see something different than the original viewers would have? And what can we learn by approaching photos as windows to the past?

The traveling exhibit Look Again: Discovering Historical Photos, employs large-scale reprints of photographs from the North Carolina Museum of History's collection. Divided into four thematic sections - Telling Stories, Taking a Closer Look, Remembering Faces, and Capturing Moments - the exhibit focuses on stories and interesting details associated with each individual photo.

The traveling exhibit also contains a small case that features examples of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes - from the Museum of the Albemarle's collection, as well as more recent images - to show the evolution of photography over time. This exhibit will be at the Museum of the Albemarle until October 5, 2019.

Museum of the Albemarle
501 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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Contact Information
(252) 335-1453

Admission: Free Admission

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