Creator: Frederic A. Chapman.
Artist's representation of the legend of the Angel of Hadley. Oil on canvas, unsigned and undated. Displayed in the Reading Room of Forbes Library, Northampton, MA.
Historic Northampton, in collaboration with the Northampton Camera Club and Forbes Library, invited the people of Northampton to photograph the city—its people, places and events—for two days in 2014: Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd.
150 Years of Northampton Photography documents the evolution of the photographic process, a place and a people. We set out to select, scan, print and display 70 images of Forbes Library's own from a collection of more than 50,000. This frame of time begins with steam as the motive power of industry, horses were the local transport of choice, from a time long ago when men wore hats. It spans two World Wars, Vietnam and the current conflict in Iraq. The list of changes is immense and profound from birth control to mass production and beyond. This approach at explaining...See all exhibits