Vintage Evening – Photographing the Revolutionary War Generation

Thu Mar 12, 5:30pm–8:30pm
Presented by: Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Tickets · $30-40
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Hundreds of Revolutionary War veterans lived into the age of photography, when early photographers captured striking portraits of the last surviving revolutionaries. The first photographic portraits of Revolutionary War veterans were daguerreotypes, the most common photographic process of the late 1840s and 1850s, followed by tintypes, a more affordable successor to the daguerreotype in the 1860s. During this era, photographic prints of elderly revolutionaries were published and sold to the public as a reminder of the sacrifices of the generation that had secured American independence.

Join us for an evening devoted to early photography methods, including a talk and demonstration by tintype photographer Rob Gibson and a tasting of history-inspired beersfrom Heritage Brewing Company. A select number of attendees will be able to sit for a tintype photograph. 

Registration is required for this event. The cost of this event is $40 for general admission and $30 for Society members and American Revolution Institute Associates. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. 

This program accompanies our current exhibition, America’s First Veterans, on view through April 5, 2020.

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