The Filson Historical Society is proud to present Filson Fridays. Meet our staff as they share the results of their research in The Filson Collections. Enjoy this summer programming every Friday at noon. On July 23, Associate Curator of Special Collections Robin Wallace will showcase wonderful and compelling images from The Filson’s holdings.
Truth is often stranger than fiction, and many of history’s mysteries are lurking in The Filson’s image collection. Associate Curator of Special Collections Robin Wallace has searched our collection of approximately 50,000 photographs, negatives, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and prints to present to you the wonders, oddities, and curiosities of our holdings, and to discuss what they tell us about history. Photographs and prints of a mummy forgery, a fake mermaid, post-mortem memorials, scientific experiments, a stone circle, a bacchanalian Louisville parade, and other fascinating images will be presented for your perusal. Each image has an interesting story to tell about the subject, the photographer or the milieu in which it was created.
This lecture will begin at noon at The Filson Historical Society. There is no cost for this event, though reservations are suggested. You may reserve your seat by visiting www.filsonhistorical.org
or by calling The Filson at (502) 635-5083.