19th Century New Haven: Chapel Street's Photo Row

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On view now at Yale University: 19th Century New Haven: Chapel Street's Photo Row.

During the 2nd half of the 19th-century, photographer's studios lined bustling, downtown New Haven, up and down Chapel Street. This exhibition explores the post-Civil War practice of having one's studio portrait made and printed in multiples as small "Cartes de Visite," the Victorian answer to (and ancestor of) today's Facebook culture. The show contains CDV's and cabinet cards from a private collection by over 30 different photographers.

Davenport College Gallery
248 York St., just before Elm St.

Through Sept. 16, 2011, open M-F, 9-5
Get let in through main gate, and walk to left side of courtyard, enter
through dining hall door in middle, go right, through the common room, to
reach gallery.