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CSC: Photography in the 19th Century
September 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019
Coastal Senior College presents: The Amazing Story of Photography in the Nineteenth Century
Wednesdays, 10:00 – 12:00
Meeting September 25 through October 30
How did photography begin? What struck the first observers of the images? Who were the personalities involved? This course on the social history of photography starts with photography’s origins in 1839 and narrates how nineteenth century Americans put this revolutionary invention to good use. The first photos—daguerreotypes—were exquisite portraits on metal. Next came the Age of Stereography (1860-1910) with card-mounted 3-D views from around the globe. With the arrival of George Eastman’s celluloid film in 1889, photography was once again a whole new ball game. Join this rapid 6-week tour of photography’s fascinating evolution within a fascinating century. Class Limit: 50
Instructor Jib Fowles, Ph.D., a retired college professor, lives in Wiscasset. He has taught courses on photographic history for many years. He is the author of seven books and over 70 articles, which have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Down East, and elsewhere.