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Color & Light: Early 20th Century Hand-Painted Photographs of Hearthside

  • Presented By: Hearthside House Museum
  • Location: Hearthside House Museum
  • 677 Great Road
  • Lincoln, RI 02865
  • Phone 14017260597
  • Dates: Jul 22, Aug 26 2018
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: $10; $5 ages 10-17; members and age 9 and under free
Overview

An unusual exhibit of rare, early 20th century hand-painted photographs of Lincoln's Hearthside House (c.1810) will open on Sunday, June 24th. "Color & Light" features more than 40 photographs of Hearthside taken between 1907-1912, along with numerous antique artifacts from the photographer's studio, and set in the historic house where the photographs were actually taken. Costumed interpreters provide tours. The exhibit is an exciting blend of both history and art.
The exhibit showcases two photographers from Rhode Island, nationally-renowned David Davidson, and Rufus Waterman. During the early 20th century black-and-white photographs were colorized with watercolor paints. It was the beginning of "color photography."