Knox County Photograph Exhibit

We are pleased to host the traveling photography exhibit “Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye” produced by Penobscot Marine Museum. The exhibit is drawn from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company collection, based on glass plate negatives shot from 1909 through the 1950s for use as photo postcards. The museum has more than 50,000 glass plate negatives of one-of-a-kind images of farms, industries, small businesses, stores, bridges, schools, and other “ordinary scenes.” The exhibit features 30 framed prints with captions, and a companion “virtual exhibit” on the museum’s website features dozens more photos and captions.
Vose Library plans to host a presentation on the photographs in partnership with the Union Historical Society sometime in the spring; please stay tuned for more details.

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