Historical photography presentation

Community Happenings
Oct 28, 2013
7:00 PM

On Monday, Oct. 28, Kevin Johnson will present a slide show on the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company at the Belfast Free Library at 7 p.m.

Beginning in 1909, Eastern Illustrating sent photographers with their box cameras into tiny towns all over the region to photograph what the local people said was important about their town.

This Penobscot Marine Museum Eastern Illustrating collection is the largest single photographic collection in Maine, consisting of nearly 50,000 images of Maine, New England and upstate New York. Most of the photographs are on glass-plate negatives.

This event is sponsored by the Belfast Historical Society. For more information call Belfast Library at 207-388-3884 or PMM 207-548-2529.