This just in from the Maine Historical Society:
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
April 13, 2010
CONTACT: Elizabeth Nash, Maine Historical Society, 207-774-1822 ext 206, firstname.lastname@example.org
Portland, ME – Maine Historical Society (MHS) presents a new exhibit,
Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine
Join us at Maine Historical Society for the opening reception of our new exhibit, Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine, during the First Friday Art Walk in Portland.
Weaving together a visual narrative of life in Maine that is both timeless and unprecedented, the black and white photographs in Exposed reveal unusual perspectives and rare content that include early electrical tattooing in 1925, an 1890 bicycle race, and crowds of hundreds gathered in Monument Square in Portland waiting for the results of a 1923 boxing match.
Juxtaposing scenes of urban and rural living, of public and private moments, of performance, instruction, work, protest, play, incarceration, and exploration, Exposed has a single purpose: to illustrate the simultaneous variety of activity in Maine throughout our recent history.
Exposed reveals history both in its subject matter and in the media of the originals. Reproduction prints have been made from media including daguerreotypes, monochrome photographs, and glass plate negatives, with dates spanning 100 years of Maine history, 1860-1966.
The opening reception is free and open to the public and will be held on May 7 from 5-8 PM in the Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall at Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME. Our local sponsors Shipyard Brewing Co. and Local Sprouts Catering will provide refreshments.
For More Information on the Exhibit:
Dani Fazio, Image Services Coordinator,
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101