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Photography’s Pioneers

June 8, 2019, 11:00am1:00pm

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A year after Green-Wood was founded in 1838, Louis Daguerre introduced the world to his revolutionary invention: photography. Join Jeff Richman, Green-Wood historian, on a tour of the pioneers of photography who are now permanent residents of the Cemetery. You will discover a fascinating world of innovators and artists, including Francois Gouraud, the agent Daguerre sent to America to introduce his creation that would change the world; Napoleon Sarony, the “photographer to the stars;” Samuel Morse, who not only invented the telegraph but also conducted America’s earliest experiments in photography, and others.


$20 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $25 for non-members


Green-Wood trolley tours are fully accessible and ADA compliant. In order to accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility aids on the trolley, arrangements must be made in advance. Please call (718) 210-3080, ext. 1. Please note that portions of the tour take place outside the trolley, however attendees may stay seated in the trolley if they wish. Please contact the Historic Fund for more information.


For this program you will check in at the Gothic Arches, right at the main entrance. Trolley tours are run rain or shine, with the exception of dangerous conditions as determined by Green-Wood. Click here for our inclement weather policy.

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Click the “Enter promotional code here (members, use your ID#)” link in the bottom right corner of the ticket box and enter your ID number to apply your ticket discount. Please note that the Senior, Individual and Student membership levels are limited to only one Member Ticket per event (for additional tickets, please purchase at the regular price).


Don’t know your Member ID number? Not sure which ticket or membership type to order? Call 718-210-3080 or email contactus@green-wood.com with any questions.


June 8, 2019
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