Lecture by Associate Curator Jane Bianco
Thursday, January 21, 2 p.m. in the Farnsworth auditorium
Presidential portraits, sporting prints, scenes of everyday life, idyllic landscapes and bird’s eye views—all are part of the Farnsworth’s early print collection. Skillfully rendered and highly narrative, these nineteenth-century pictures “worth a thousand words” are among a vast range of popular prints once proudly displayed across the nation in schools, libraries, town halls, churches, business offices, and in American households as varied as the urban Farnsworth homestead and the rural Olson farmhouse. Today they reveal a fascinating relationship between technology and culture in a young nation’s history.