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Ere the Shadows Fade: New Jersey’s Civil War Era Photographers

  • The Hopewell Museum 28 East Broad Street Hopewell, NJ 08525 United States (map)

Join Gary D. Saretzky, archivist, educator, and photographer at the Hopewell Museum for an engaging look at the photographers from the Trenton, Lambertville, and Flemington areas whose work documented the life of Civil War Era New Jersey.

More than 3,000 professional and serious amateur photographers were active in New Jersey in the 19th century, most of them in the larger towns and cities. The professionals provided their customers with images they could not make themselves before changes in technology made photography easier and more accessible to the general public. These photographers had a range of life experiences similar to their portrait subjects. This slide lecture will profile selected 19th-century photographers with samples of their work.

The program is free and open to the public, and appropriate for all ages. Presented by the Hopewell Museum and the Hopewell Valley Historical Society. For more information, visit or Please RSVP to

Earlier Event: December 2
Holiday Tea