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Pioneering Photographers of Green-Wood

July 21, 2021 , 6:00pm 7:00pm

It’s easy to take photography for granted when everyone has a camera in their pocket–but the medium has been around for an even less time than Green-Wood has! And there are some really fascinating permanent residents here who played key roles in the emergence of photography. Join our historian, Jeff Richman, for a virtual tour of some of these individuals: the man sent by Louis Daguerre (who invented photography) to introduce his miraculous invention to America; the savant whose gravestone claims that he was the first to take a photograph of the human face,the man who met Daguerre in France and became a pioneer of American photography (hint: he’s also known for the invention of the telegraph!), and many more. The discussion will be illustrated by images of some of the best photographs in Green-Wood’s Collections (not normally accessible to the public).

$9 / $4 for members. A Zoom link will be in your confirmation email upon registration.

This conversation is part of our series of virtual programs about the history of Green-Wood and its permanent residents, Zooming in on History.

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