Opening this August, in our 3rd floor Special Exhibits Gallery, and in the adjacent San Francisco Room, will be the “Standard Times Collection, 1895-1925” photo exhibit. There are currently 44 images under consideration and represented in this flickr set and the mosaic below, we need cut this number to under 30.
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New Bedford Whaling Museum is fortunate to hold, through gifts of The Standard-Times newspaper, Everett S. Allen, and John D. Wilson, a collection of dry-plate glass negatives that were originally used to illustrate stories in the New Bedford Standard, forerunner to the Standard-Times. The earliest of these negatives were used as part of the nascent halftone printing process, which newspapers used to bring photographs to an increasingly image hungry readership.
This exhibit will examine newsworthy people, events, and places in the New Bedford region during the transitional decades that saw the end of the horse-and-buggy era and the emergence of a modern city.