Self Presentation from Portraits to Snapshots

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield

Event Venue: 

Special Programs Room

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free and open to the public

Tales from the Vault Program moderated by Erika Holst, Curator of Decorative Arts and History 

How did people record and share images of themselves before selfies? See examples from the collection and learn about portraits, daguerreotypes, and photographs from the 1830s to 1930s. 

"Tales from the Vault" is a collaborative program hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois State Museum which allows the public to discover some of the treasures from these institutions' collections. Each program will include the chance to view an artifact or document not normally on display, commentary by a staff member or local scholar, and a chance for group discussion. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. All programs are free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696. 

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