Nineteenth Century New Jersey Photographers: Monmouth County
As a vacation destination in the 19th century, numerous visitors sought out photographers to purchase scenic views and to have portraits made as mementos of their visits, so Monmouth had considerable photographic activity, especially in Freehold and along the shore. On Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 pm Saretzky will speak on early Monmouth County photographers. Drawing on his database of about 3,000 pioneering New Jersey photographers, Saretzky will provide a slide lecture on the leading local practitioners, including DeHart & Letson, G.W. Pach, J.C. Scott, and the amateur Emma Ivins, who were active in Monmouth County before 1900.
Gary D. Saretzky, archivist and photographer, taught the history of photography at Mercer County Community College from1977 to 2012. Archivist of Monmouth County since 1994, Saretzky lectures regularly on photographic history and photographic conservation. His publications include, “Nineteenth Century New Jersey Photographers,” New Jersey History, Fall/Winter 2004.
This talk is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. It is held at the Strauss Mansion, National and State Historic Landmark and home of the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society. The Mansion is located at 27 Prospect Circle in Atlantic Highlands.
The program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about the Horizon Speakers Bureau, please visit http://njch.org/programs/hsb