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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON-MAY 29, 2017)

Academy Art Museum Hosts Lecture on Hollyday and Wise Photographic Collections

On Friday, June 2 at 6 p.m. at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Larry Denton, President of the Talbot Historical Society, will give an illustrated lecture featuring a number of the historic photos of the collections of H. Robins Hollyday and Laird Wise. The featured photos will include early aerial photographs of the county, the first phone booth in Easton, the Original Floating Theatre at Easton Point, a Pennsylvania Railroad Engine running through downtown Easton, and many more.

The Talbot Historical Society is home to a world-class photograph collection centered on the collections of H. Robins Hollyday and Laird Wise, with some 60,000 negatives. The negatives are being scanned using a software program to digitize the photograph. Once digitized, the photos can be used by researchers, in society exhibits, and even enlarged and sold.

Denton, a former dean of undergraduate admissions at Johns Hopkins University, is a Civil War historian who has lectured widely throughout the mid-Atlantic. He has authored three books, “A Southern Star for Maryland, Maryland and the Secession Crisis (Publishing Concepts, 1995)”; “William Henry Seward and the Secession Crisis, The Effort to Prevent Civil War (McFarland & Company, 2009)”; and “Unionists in Virginia, Politics, Secession and Their Plan to Prevent Civil War (The History Press, 2014).”

The cost of the lecture is $20 for Museum members and $24 for non-members. For further information or to register for the lecture, contact the Academy Art Museum at 410-822-2787 or visit academyartmuseum.org.

 

Caption: Pictured is Larry Denton, President of the Talbot Historical Society and former dean of undergraduate admissions at Johns Hopkins University, who will speak on Friday, June 2 at 6 p.m. at the Academy Art Museum in Easton about the historic photos of the collections of H. Robins Hollyday and Laird Wise.