January 15 – August 14, 2022; Old City Hall
Hundreds of glass negatives have been donated to the Whatcom Museum, often arriving in a damaged condition after decades of poor storage and rough handling. The pictures in this exhibition are deliberately featured with their accumulation of scratches, cracks, lost corners, mold stains, and water damage. Though marred, time ravaged negatives can still render images of historical significance.
We are bringing this exhibit back, but to Old City Hall, for another opportunity to enjoy and appreciate these unique images
Featured image: Wading in at Squalicum Beach, Bellingham Bay, c. 1910. Photo by J.W. Sandison, Whatcom Museum 1996.10.14494