Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fun with photography at the Pioneers Museum

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Yesterday, we took a spin through the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum's new exhibit Behind the Lens: Photography in the Pikes Peak Region.

Like everything at the Pioneers Museum, it's super cool. The photographs, shot by the likes of Laura Gilpin, Myron Wood and other local legends, are beautiful and fascinating (seeing pictures of old Colorado Springs is like seeing what your great-grandmother looked like as a kid), and the equipment in the displays is similarly amazing. Not just old cameras with accordion bodies, but old-fashioned photo albums, tiny, mirrored Daguerreotypes in fancy portable cases, and more.

And if you like to play dress-up, there's an old-timey corner with costumes, hats and fancy Victorian furniture to sit on.

Some of Laura Gilpins affects.

Before smart phones and wallet photos.

Daguerreotypes

Crayon portaits were servicable alternatives to photographs.
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  • Crayon portraits were servicable alternatives to photographs.

This show will be on display for several more months, and is free to visit.

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