The Lincoln Depot Museum has announced a presentation “Art and Photography of the Civil War,” set for Saturday, October 12th, which will focus on the effects of the Civil War on American landscape and genre painting, and on the new (at the time) medium of photography. [Read more…] about Civil War Art, Photography Program Saturday at Lincoln Depot
Twelve images that capture the beauty and character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor have been selected as winners of the 14th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest.
Judges selected first, second and third place photographs in four contest categories from nearly 250 entries. In addition, twelve photographs received an Honorable Mention. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners Announced
Brad Kolodny’s new book Seeking Sanctuary: 125 Years of Synagogues on Long Island (Segula Publishing, 2019) provides an history, inventory, and photo archive of every synagogue, past and present, in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. [Read more…] about 125 Years of Synagogues on Long Island
Harold Toles took a lot of pictures. If anything big happened in Schoharie County from 1948 to 1984, Toles was probably there with his camera.
The Old Stone Fort Museum Research Library has more than 150,000 of his negatives in its collection, as well as 13 notebooks recording a description of each shot. [Read more…] about Featured Collection: Harold Toles’ Schoharie County Photos
The Lincoln Depot Museum is set to host Art and Photography of the Civil War, a presentation by Cynthia Andersen, which will focus on the effects of the Civil War on American landscape and genre painting, and on the new (at the time) medium of photography, on Saturday, October 12th, at 2 pm. [Read more…] about Civil War Art, Photography Program in Peekskill
Amateur and professional photographers have been invited to submit entries for the 14th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest.
Photos should convey the wealth of things to do and see along the waterway and express the beauty and unique character of the canal and canal communities. Winning photos will be featured in the 2020 Erie Canalway calendar. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Photo Contest Call for Entries
The Tahawus Center has opened a new exhibit on the J. & J. Rogers Company pulp and paper mill dam, Rome Undammed. The exhibition of photographs document the life and recent removal of the J. & J. Rogers Co. pulp and paper mill dam, which spanned the West Branch of the Ausable River, just upstream of Au Sable Forks, for 125 years (1893-2018).
The recently removed Rome Dam, was one of the last visible relics of the J. & J. Rogers Company. Among the largest industries in the Ausable River Valley, the company once owned roughly a third of the watershed [Read more…] about Tahawus Center Opens J. & J. Rogers Dam Exhibit
The photograph exhibit Hidden in Plain Sight, an exhibition of the Preservation League of New York’s “Seven to Save” designees with photographs taken by Bruce Harvey, a consulting professional historian and documentation photographer based in Syracuse, is set to go on display at the Old Courthouse in Fonda. [Read more…] about Historic Preservation Photo Exhibit in Fonda
The Oneida County History Center is set to host their third annual historical selfie scavenger hunt, August 1-30th. Participants can embark upon a county or city-wide scavenger hunt and document their journey with a photo or selfie.
All ages are encouraged to participate with prizes for children age 18 and under. Participants can pick up a clue sheet and instructions at the History Center or download one online. [Read more…] about Oneida County Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Paris-based documentary director Tal Zana is seeking amateur photographs and films that show the liner Normandie in the New York City harbor between 1935 and 1942.
The Normandie was a popular sight at the time, so it is probable it was photographed by New-Yorkers and tourists who had the proper equipment. For this documentary, the filmmaking team is especially interested in showing photographs and films that haven’t been seen by the general public before. [Read more…] about Documentarian Seeking Images of SS Normandie