“Galveston Photography 1860-1890” on Exhibit:
The Earliest Known Photographs Taken By Sache & Potter Studio In 1861
Rosenberg Library proudly announces its newest exhibit: “Galveston Photography, 1860-1890.”
The exhibit will include the earliest known photographs of downtown Galveston which were taken by Sache & Potter Studio in 1861, just before the Civil War. Other images include the aftermath of a devastating hurricane that struck the island in October 1867 as well as damage from a downtown fire in 1877. One of the most striking images in the exhibit is a photograph of three men in a canoe resting above a frozen Galveston Bay after a winter storm in 1886.
Other interesting images are stereographs created by Galveston photographer P.H. Rose in the mid-1880s. Stereographs are double images from slightly different perspectives which appear as a single, three-dimensional image when viewed with a stereoscope. Special viewing lenses will be available in the exhibit gallery so that these photos can be seen as originally intended by the photographer.
“Galveston Photography 1860-1890” is on display through December 31st, 2018.
The exhibit is located in Rosenberg Library’s Harris Gallery on the library’s fourth floor and can be viewed Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm. Admission to the museum galleries is always free. Rosenberg Library is located at 2310 Sealy, Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)763-8854, ext. 125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.