Someone Lived Here is a non-fiction podcast that tells the stories of New York’s most interesting people, by touring through their homes. Host Kendra Gaylord walks listeners through homes, lighthouses, and mansions while telling of the complicated lives of the women and men who lived there. [Read more…] about New Podcast Tells Stories of New York’s Historic Houses
Stereographs were the latter day virtual reality, an inventive means to immerse the viewer into another place and time. Two photographs are exposed simultaneously but from slightly different perspectives. When the final print is viewed through a stereoscope a depth of field is introduced that brings the photograph more to life.
In 2018 I digitally re-imagined many dozens of American Civil War scenes using an animation process that essentially reveals that same depth of field but on more common 2D screens. In doing so, the need for specific viewing equipment is eliminated and the immersive nature of the stereoscope is maintained. [Read more…] about Motion Imagery of Ellis Island Revealed in Stereographs
Amateur and professional photographers are 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
Cynthia S. Brenwall’s new book The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure (Abrams, 2019), with a forward by architecture critic Martin Filler, is a virtual time machine, drawn from the collections of the NYC Municipal Archives, that takes a journey through Central Park as it was originally envisioned.
The next Brown Bag Lunch program at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association has been set for noon on May 16th, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. The talk will focus on teacher, world traveler, and photographer James Ricalton, of Waddington. [Read more…] about Waddington Photographer James Ricalton Subject of Talk
Genealogist Pamela Vittorio is set to lead a workshop focused on the many ways to find your roots using traditional and hidden resources, on Saturday, April 13th from 11 am to 1:30 pm, at the Oneida County History Center. [Read more…] about Family History Artifacts, Canal Records Genealogy in Utica
Heralding the official opening of the major league baseball, the NYC Department of Records & Information Services has announced the sale of unique baseball reproduction historical photographs and illustrations from the Municipal Archives collection.
Highlights include reproductions of original architectural drawings of Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, and photographs of bygone champions such as Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio. [Read more…] about Vintage Baseball Reproductions Available from NYC Archives
Newburgh Barbershops: Shaping Community is set to open at the Newburgh Community Photo Project on Sunday, March 31, showcasing photography and interviews that celebrate nine barbershops and their role as social and community anchors for Newburgh, NY.
An opening reception is set for March 31st from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibit will run through June 1st, and will be open on Saturdays from noon to 6 pm, or by appointment. [Read more…] about Newburgh Barbershop: Shaping Community
A new exhibit “Tommy Brown: Upstate,” featuring pictures of people, farms, and landscapes of Central New York, is set to run from February 9th through April 7th, in the Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Brown will discuss his work during a gallery talk at 2 pm Sunday, March 10, 2019. [Read more…] about Tommy Brown’s Chenango, Madison County Photos Exhibition in Utica
A new book edited by Richard Timberlake and Philip Terrie, J.S. Wooley: Adirondack Photographer (Syracuse University Press, 2018) tells the story of Jesse Sumner Wooley, a gifted and prolific Adirondack photographer at the turn of the twentieth century.
In 1880, Jesse Sumner Wooley, an energetic and entrepreneurial thirteen-year-old farm boy from Saratoga County, took a job as an errand boy for a pair of town photographers. The summer job led to a career that would define Wooley’s life. From that early start, he went on to become a prominent businessman and inventive photographer in Upstate New York. [Read more…] about New Book On Adirondack Photographer J.S. Wooley