44 Photographs in Chautauqua

Posted by on Jul 20 2010 | Other, Photography

I was at Chautauqua, NY for the 2010 season opening weekend when I took these images of 44 Photographs, a billboard-format display of 44 images from the Eastman House collection.

Top: Lewis M. Rutherford (American 1816-1892)

March 4, 1865

albumen print
George Eastman House Collection

Above: Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874-1940)
negative, gelatin on glass
George Eastman House Collection

My family has been involved w/ Chautauqua for a long time; My great grandfather was a mason who built the fountain in Bester Plaza; my father studied voice at the music school; one of my uncle’s played French Horn in the CSO (Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra) in the early 1970s. My first full summer was 1975; I was a summer school student studying photography at the Hall of Education with Doug Miller, which was the beginning of my formal photographic training.

The 44 Photographs display can be seen around the grounds. I noticed there were quite a few people getting their pictures taken next to some of them…

Editor’s note: To see more of Todd’s personal 44 Photographs album from Chautauqua and hear the latest about Chautauqua Institute’s Week Five Picture This:Photography (July 25-31), visit our Facebook page.

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    Todd Gustavson is the curator of technology at George Eastman House, working with the collection for more than 20 years.

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