Learn how photography helped shape a presidential image in Minnetrista’s new exhibit

Learn how photography helped shape a presidential image in Minnetrista’s new exhibit

Posted by: Steven Beverly, Marketing Manager    |    Monday, July 16, 2012

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July 16, 2012

Learn how photography helped shape a presidential image in Minnetrista’s new exhibit

Muncie, IN— Opening July 28, Abraham Lincoln: The Image examines how photography helped shape the image of one of the most famous and respected presidents in American history.

Get a sneak peek of this exhibit in this statement from the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center:

 “The ability to produce photographs, engravings and other mass-produced illustrations was coming of age during Lincoln's era. Images of people and events, cartoons and caricatures were widely available as photographic prints and broadsides, in pamphlets and periodicals, and both positive and negative depictions of Lincoln were viewed by a large percentage of the population. Abraham Lincoln: The Image, an Indiana State Museum Traveling Exhibition, consists of dozens of views of Lincoln as candidate, emancipator, president, suppressor of civil liberties and, finally, as martyr and saint. These original 19th Century pieces from the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection demonstrate how America viewed Lincoln and Lincoln's awareness of the importance of the public's perceptions.”

To complement this exhibit, visit Away From Home: Civil War Letters for an in-depth look into the lives of Civil War soldiers and the families they left behind.

The exhibits at Minnetrista are open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. General admission is $5; Minnetrista members and children 3 and under are free.

For more information, visit minnetrista.net or call (765) 282-4848. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the most up to date information on our exhibits and events. 

Located along historic White River, Minnetrista includes 40 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, a modern museum facility, an historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway. Minnetrista serves East Central Indiana with dynamic community activities and exhibits that honor and reflect its natural and cultural heritage. For more information about Minnetrista, visit www.minnetrista.net.

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