Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March-April Display Gallery Exhibits Announced by Smyrna Library

Vintage Images from 1880 to 1925 by Cicero C. Simmons on display through April.

Exhibit Overview:

About these photographs: These photographs were created by Cicero C. Simmons (1857-1939) who specialized in documenting special events and portraying rural life. He created wonderful images spanning from 1880-1925. He had a special gift for composition, use of lighting, and capturing the moment, which made his images a treasure from the past.

About these prints: These prints are a unique, high-quality enlargement made from the original glass plate negatives which have been cleaned and restored to their original condition. The negative produces an image with extraordinary sharpness, detail, and beauty. Glass plate negatives are very rare. Few have survived. Most are lost to the ravages of time. Each print is a continuous tone image on archive art paper, designed to provide a lifetime of enjoyment. Each print is signed by the restorer, Richard Stone, and the date of the picture, i.e., Circa 1885, as well as the title. Both are handwritten in pencil.

Vintage Images prints can be purchased from retrocollection.stores.yahoo.net/ . 11x14 prints are $35 plus shipping and 13X19 prints are $45 plus shipping You can contact Retro Collection at 770-435-4351 or at retrocollection@bellsouth.net


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