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November 15, 2016 > San Leandro Library hosts Native American photo exhibit

San Leandro Library hosts Native American photo exhibit

Submitted By Teresa Meyer

In observation of Native American Month, the San Leandro Public Library will host an historic photo exhibit of CaliforniaÕs Native Americans from Wednesday, November 16 to Friday, November 18, in the LibraryÕs History Room. Admission to the History Room is free and open to the public.

The historic photo exhibit is based on the works of Edward S. Curtis, a renowned American photographer. Funded by J.P Morgan, Curtis traveled the American West from 1900 to 1930 and photo recorded Native Americans, their customs, traditions and vanishing way of life. He hired researchers and interpreters, purchased photographic and sound equipment, loaded a horse-drawn trail wagon and traveled by horseback throughout the American West on areas deemed Òimpassable.Ó

CurtisÕ photograph collection of Native Americans has been made available to the public by the Library of Congress (LOC). The Library display will include replicas from the LOCÕs online collection and will be a small representation of the enormous body of work created by Curtis. A bound collection of his complete works will also be on display to view. For more information, call (510) 577-3986.

Native American Historic Photo Exhibit
Wednesday, Nov 16: 1 p.m. Ð 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov 17: 1 p.m. Ð 3 p.m.
Friday, Nov 18: 3 p.m. Ð 5 p.m.
San Leandro Main Library
300 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro
(510) 577-3986

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