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1/28/2011

Discovery Park Campus Lecture Series continues with Recognizing Types of Old Photographs

By Stephanie Caffall

Thatcher, AZ—Discovery Park Campus Lecture Series continues with Recognizing Types of Old Photographs Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus will present a free lecture on Saturday, February 5, at 6:30 p.m., in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus entitled, Recognizing Types of Old Photographs. In this lecture, speaker Bonnie Briscoe, former EAC instructor and geology, astronomy, and family history enthusiast will discuss the development of photography from the 1840’s, as well as the progression of photographic styles through the first half of the 20th century. The lecture will also provide a number of photographs depicting the different processes to help people date their own collection of family photographs. A hand-out packet will be provided with information listed from the presentation.

“This is an historical overview,” says Briscoe, “that will show how photographs have changed from decade to decade. So many people have a notorious box of unknown photos in their possession, waiting to be identified. This presentation will create a greater awareness of the various time periods of photographic styles.”

Along with the lecture, there will be a display that includes old cameras, books on the topic of dating old photographs, and a variety of photographs from different time periods that can be handled by anyone wanting to have a closer look. This presentation is suitable for all ages and families.

There will be door prizes, Gallery tours, Space Shuttle simulator rides, and public viewing of night sky objects through the 20” Tinsley Telescope, all free of charge and minutes away from home.

For more information about this event or about Discovery Park Campus, contact Anger at (928) 428-6260.