On Thursday evening, February 25, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host two events, both starting at 6:30. Downstairs in the main event space Randy Cohen (photo) will have as his guest on his latest Person Place Thing Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler. Also on the program is fiddler Stephanie Coleman. Admission is $5; free for BHS or Green-Wood members. Purchase or reserve tickets here.
At the same time, upstairs in the beautiful Othmer Library, BHS will present “Tales from the Vault: The Carte de Visite”, an exhibit of the portrait photographs popular in the nineteenth century, some of which are featured in the current exhibition Personal Correspondents. BHS’s Managing Director of Library and Archives Julie May
will discuss the photograph’s process and popularity throughout its heyday, share rarely seen examples from our collections, and highlight the many studios that participated in its proliferation throughout Brooklyn.
There will also be on display a camera and other equipment of the types used to make these photographs, courtesy of the Penumbra Foundation. Admission is $5; free for BHS or Green-Wood members. Purchase or reserve tickets here.