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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Attn Local History Buffs: Tonight at PICA, A Pictorial History of Oregon: Glass Lantern Slides from the Oregon Historical Society

Posted by Alison Hallett on Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 11:29 AM

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There's a great-sounding program scheduled tonight at PICA, as part of Oregon Historical Society archivist Matthew Cowan's Resouce Room residency there: A Pictorial History of Oregon is a "history of the great state of Oregon told through images that span from James Cook’s early 1778 coastal forays to the construction of the St. Johns Bridge in 1931."

The 92 glass lantern slides in the program were originally compiled and presented by the Colonial Dames of America in the mid 1930s. Kick Ass Oregon's Doug Kenck-Crispin, who's hosting the presentation, says he'll be "reading from the actual narrative notes that were left with the slides... The idea being to keep the presentation as true to the last time it was shown as possible." The slides will be shown using an original 1915 Victor Stereopticon projector. Based on my own recent experiences with family slide shows, I can pretty much guarantee you will walk out of the presentation feeling conflicted about the ephemerality of your Instagram feed.

PICA, 415 SW 10th, Suite 300, tonight (Tues) at 8 pm, FREE

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