On Sunday, October 6th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road in Wilmette, will host the opening of a new exhibit, Wilmette in Photographs, 1850-1950. The Main Gallery exhibit explores a century of photographs of Wilmette people and places. Antique cameras, glass photographic plates, tintypes, stereo cards, and other unusual artifacts from the Museum’s collection join dozens of rarely seen photos to illustrate how developments in camera technology, and the emergence of fads like the “real photo postcard” craze, resulted in a treasure trove of images that have forever captured the look of everyday life in one small Midwestern town. Wilmette in Photographs, 1850-1950 will be on exhibit through July 2020.
More information can be found at https://www.wilmettehistory.org/exhibit/wilmette-photographs-1850-1950
Wilmette Historical Museum
609 Ridge Road
Wilmette, Illinois 60091 (Map)