Multiple Exhibits And Talks In Camden, Belfast
20 January, 2012 – Several exhibits of historic local photography from the archives at Penobscot Marine Museum, and a number of illustrated talks about those exhibits, are scheduled in Belfast and Camden, now through April:
Knox County Through Eastern's Eye (exhibit): Historic photographs from the Eastern Illustrating Collection of Penobscot Marine Museum (PMM). Free. At Camden Public Library. Now through Jan. 31.
From the Atlantic Fisherman Collection
From the Elmer Montgomery Collection
Selections from the Elmer Montgomery Collection and Selections from The Atlantic Fisherman: Two exhibits with boats and the sea as their subjects. Free. At the Hutchinson Center, Belfast. Now through April 30.
Maine Agriculture: Views from the Past: Historic farm photography from the Eastern Illustrating Collection. Free. At the Belfast Co-op. Feb. 1-28.
Digging Deeper into the Eastern Illustrating Collection: Illustrated talk by PMM Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson will elaborate on the exhibit "Maine Agriculture" and other Waldo County photography. Free. At Belfast Free Library. Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Digging Deeper into The Atlantic Fisherman Collection: Illustrated talk by PMM Curator Ben Fuller, elaborating on the "Atlantic Fisherman" exhibit. Free. At the Hutchinson Center, Belfast. Wednesday, Feb.22, 6:30 p.m.
Digging Deeper into the Elmer Montgomery Collection: Illustrated talk by PMM Curator Ben Fuller, elaborating on the "Elmer Montgomery" exhibit. Free. At the Hutchinson Center, Belfast. Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.
The largest of the collections on display, the Eastern Illustrating Collection contains more than 50,000 images taken by a Belfast postcard publisher. It includes town and country scenes throughout Maine and New England in the early 20th century. The Atlantic Fisherman, also based in Belfast, was a trade paper for commercial fishermen. The archives of its photography document the early days of mechanized fishing. The collection of Elmer Montgomery, born in South Thomaston in 1912, contains hundreds of finely-crafted photographs of boats, ships and waterfront scenes in Rockland and other midcoast communities prior to World War II.