On 29 April we will celebrate the sesquicentenary of this remarkable panorama of early Maldon with a talk and exhibition. The 3-plate image was produced by travelling photographer, Mr. C. Armstrong, in April 1867.
Our exhibition will include an original print of the photograph and digital explorations of it, plus ephemera and reports from the day; our photographic expert, David Oldfield will reveal more about the image, its photographer, and the complex processing required for its creation.
The lengthy and somewhat dangerous ‘wet plate’ processing and albumen printing of photographs was unimaginably different from today’s world of instant digital images.
The talk will be held on Saturday 29 April only at 2pm, and the exhibition will run throughout Heritage Festival. Please join us to discover more.
Open: Saturday April 29 (talk starts at 2pm) and exhibition only May 6, 13, & 20, also Sunday 14 May 10am to 2pm
Time: 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Entry: Adult $5, children under 17 free