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Napoleon Sarony: Photographer to the Stars

March 17th , 6:00pm 7:00pm

Before Annie Leibovitz and Richard Avedon, there was another photographer who the rich and famous turned to take their portrait: Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896). Over the course of three decades, working from several locations around Union Square in New York City, he artfully captured images of presidents, actors, theatrical productions, and international superstars including Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt, Lillie Langtry, and Mark Twain, to name just a few. Join Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman as he shares stories of Sarony, who is now a permanent resident of Green-Wood, and the world-class collection of his photographs that are now part of The Green-Wood Historic Fund Collections.

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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