DISTRICT explores D.C. during the 1960s and 1970s through the extraordinary eye of photographer Chris Earnshaw. These images – captured originally as Polaroid prints and nearly lost to time and neglect – reflect the demolition, desperation, beauty, and energy in the every-day of the capital city of the era. DISTRICT is presented by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., in partnership with artist and archivist Joseph Mills.
Discover D.C. History
Thanks to funding from City Fund, the Historical Society is pleased to present the new digital collections portal, Discover D.C. History. This new searchable online tool is a huge step in the digitization of the Historical Society’s vast collections. This first digital sample presents nearly 1,000 photographs, letters, archives, and ephemera in a new, easy-to-use platform. As the Historical Society continues to digitize collections, this space will expand and provide more opportunities to interact with its archives.
For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf
Presented at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum and co-produced and co-curated with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., this exhibit explores the artwork of Austrian-born watercolorist and journalist Lily Spandorf (1914-2000).
For the Record: Changing D.C.
For more than 120 years, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has helped preserve depictions of the city’s built environment through paintings and photographs. The Historical Society aims to continue the tradition of capturing Washington’s built environment through the arts. For the Record is a juried contest and exhibit of the 75 best new artworks that capture Washington’s changing urban landscape.
The fall 2015 issue of Washington History is in the mail. Look for your copy soon.
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