Tag: Ohio Historical Society
In the 19th century, when photography was still in its infancy, images had to be exposed for long durations before being captured on film. The long exposure time gave way to curious Victoria-era photography conventions as subjects tried to remain perfectly still to avoid a blurry photograph.
One of the most memorable exhibits at the Ohio Historical Society has been an Egyptian mummy.
Technology has allowed curators to now re-create her features using forensic reconstruction techniques so that for the first time, we can all see what she — perhaps — looked like
During the 1890s and early 1900s Ohio photographer Albert Ewing traveled southeast Ohio and central West Virginia photographing people and their surrounding environment. He created an enduring record of Appalachian life at the turn of the of the last century.
We all save sentimental objects; things to remind of us seminal moments in our past. That object becomes a physical representation of a memory, of a moment in time. But when we pull that shoebox out from underneath our bed, did we squirrel away anything that dredges up negative emotions? Something that reminds us of what we’d like to forget?
Get a behind the scenes peek at “Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographs” over at the Ohio Historical Society. These iconic images record the defining moments of our time captured by photojournalists doing their daily jobs.