May 22 – October 31, 2013
Home City: Photographs of Pittsfield, Massachusetts”
Edwin Hale Lincoln left his family home in Yarmouth, Massachusetts at the age of 14 to become a drummer boy for the Union Army. As an adullt, he became a photographer, specializing in architectural and landscape photography. After moving to the Berkshires in the early 1890’s, Lincoln photographed many of the Gilded Age Cottages, did many streetscapes of Pittsfield and spent decades documenting the wildflowers of New England. His move to the Berkshires was permanent—he called Pittsfield his “home city”.
Taken from the Berkshire Historical Society’s collection of Lincoln’s glass plate negatives, the 20 images offer an array of views of Pittsfield. The exhibit was curate by Alfred De Maio; the prints were dome by the Chicago Albumen Works as laserjet prints on archival paper.