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Book Talk at the Belfast Free Library
July 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree!
Tuesday July 18 at 6:30 p.m. the Belfast Free Library will host a book talk with the co-authors of Maine on Glass: The Early Twentieth Century in Glass Plate Photography : Kevin Johnson, Penobscot Marine Museum’s Photo Archivist; W.H. Bunting, Maine’s foremost interpreter of historic images; Earl G. Shettleworth Jr., Maine State Historian.
Nineteenth-century Maine – famed for its lumbering, shipbuilding, and seafaring – has attracted copious attention from historians, but early twentieth-century Maine has not. Maine on Glass corrects that oversight using images from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company archives (housed at the Penobscot Marine Museum) to focus on early twentieth century Maine life, from people at work to people at play.
Join authors W.H. Bunting, Kevin Johnson, and Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. for this illustrated talk and discussion about the powerful images selected from 22,000 glass plate negatives created by the Eastern company between 1909 and World War II.
The talk is free and open to all. Books will be available to purchase at the program. For more information call the library at 338-3884 ext 10.