“The Rare Street Photography of Robert Veitch”
Thursday, July 21st from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
History on the Back Porch Lecture Series with Don Rice
Information furnished by the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
By 1851, Robert Veitch’s brick, two-story general store stood on Dyckman St., advertising to passing boats and ships plying the river. Veitch used a dry-plate camera to make and sell penny postcards of neighborhood scenes and landmarks. His astonishing collection of high resolution glass-plate photos, taken about 1900, featuring images of the Inwood area during a pivotal time in New York City history.
Local historian and DFM Board President Don Rice will lead us through this fascinating and historically invaluable collection.
These photographs can not be seen anywhere else. For now, access to this large body of rare local photography is exclusive to attendees of this lecture. Don’t miss out!