If you like film, watercolor, flora or optics, we have just the event for you.
It all goes down on Wednesday, July 24th at 7PM, at the American Philosophical Society Museum: a free screening of a series of films about plants, optics and photography.
These are all great, old films with titles like ”Cranberry Industry of New Jersey (1940)” ”Seeds Grow into Plants (1956)” and “The March of Time: New Ways of Farming (1945)”
The event is in honor of the Museum’s most recent exhibit: Through the Looking Lens: Cornelius Varley’s Wonderous Images of Art and Science 1800-1860, a display of watercolors of the natural world and optical devices.
The films are all drawn from the extensive Secret Cinema archive of old footage, and will be projected directly from that film.
WPRB will be there. You should be too.