August First Friday Art Walk

Portland, ME – Maine Historical Society displays ongoing exhibit,

Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine. First Friday Art Walk Exhibit Party August 6, 5- 8pm. Free and Open to the Public.

Join us at Maine Historical Society during the Portland First Friday Art Walk to celebrate the August series of images in our ongoing exhibit, Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine. August images displayed through August 30th; exhibit runs through October 31, 2010.

Weaving together a visual narrative of life in Maine that is both timeless and surprising, the black and white photographs in Exposed reveal unusual perspectives and rare content. Images include a 1922 scene at Portland’s East End Beach; Chinese American children playing with their home made toy car; a rare look inside McCurdy’s Smokehouse from 1975; and a summertime clambake in Boothbay in 1915.

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 more than 100 years of Maine history, 1860-1975.  

The opening reception is free and open to the public and will be held on August 6 from 5-8 PM in the Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall at Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME. Free parking in the MHS lot on Brown Street after 5pm. Local sponsors Shipyard Brewing Co. and Local Sprouts Catering provide refreshments. Enjoy our DJ, raffle, and wild party favors. Online Gallery at

The exhibit is open daily through October 31, 2010.

For More Information on the Exhibit:

Dani Fazio, Image Services Coordinator, 207-774-1822 x217;

Maine Historical Society

489 Congress Street

Portland, ME   04101



East End Beach

Chinese Children at Play

 Clam Bake

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