Treasures in the Attic Online
Join David Whitcomb for a talk on his incredible find of photos and the equipment appearing to belong to James Ellery Hale, a successful portrait photographer who, in the 1880s, moved to Seneca Falls, New York, where the first women’s rights convention was held in 1848. Mr. Whitcomb, a local lawyer who had bought the Geneva, New York, building to expand his practice, pushed an access panel out of the way and poked his head inside. He saw an attic with a vaulted ceiling and crawled in, thinking he might find a few items to sell at a flea market. What he discovered transported him back more than a century to an era when suffragists were campaigning for women’s rights and photography portrait studios had started to crop up in American cities.
David J. Whitcomb is the founder/owner of Whitcomb Law Firm, P.C. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Whitcomb is the Assistant City Court Judge for the City of Canandaigua where he handles civil and criminal matters, including evictions for the city court.
This event is free and is open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Perinton Historical Society and Fairport Public Library.
Registration is required through the Fairport Public Library and is limited.
- Tuesday, May 18, 2021
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.