All is Not Lost

January 15, 2022 - 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


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.