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May is National Photography Month! We'll be highlighting the Clarke Photo Collection in this month's posts.
The Clarke has around 10,000 photos in the collections, which is about 17% of the total collection. The photos span from the earliest days of the county to the present and include a wide variety of subjects. They're some of my favorite items to work with because they can tell so many stories and illustrate change in the community- and the sometimes surprising continuity over time.
This month, we'll be taking a closer look at our photo collection-what's in it? What does it look like? We'll also be checking out ongoing work happening with the collections including our scanning project and research being done by members of the community to better understand one of the photographers who appears in our collection. We'll also highlight a new photography exhibit opening at May's Arts Alive in the Victorian Room!
Keep up with the Clarke through our Blog!