Historical Photo Exhibit: Glass, Silver, and Memory
Glass, Silver, and Memory: Images of community by Edward H. Stone is a Colgate Special Collections & University Archives exhibit which features images of Colgate University and of the town of Hamilton, circa 1890s-1920s. Edward Stone was the official campus photographer for nearly fifty years, as well as a prolific local commercial photographer. Digitized from the university archives’ treasured collection of glass plate negatives, the images in this exhibit depict a burgeoning university and its hometown at the turn of the 20th century: the first flimsy electric streetlights in the village; an active Hamilton railyard; construction of the iconic Memorial Chapel; and solemn-faced Colgate seminary students in the classroom. Explore the people, places, and moments captured — in strikingly fine detail — by a dedicated working artist as he documented our community many years ago.
Curated by Emily Jeffres, Digital History Project Manager, and Alli Grim, Conservation Technician, both of Colgate University Libraries.
Wednesday, May 15
Case-Geyer Library, Second and third floors
Case-Geyer Library, 13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA