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A Journey Through Time

April 03, 2018

Back in Time Exhibit at Lasell College Wedeman Gallery

The Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College has opened its newest exhibition, "Back in Time: A Photographic Journey," for public display from March 27 - April 11.

According to gallery director Vladimir Zimakov, the exhibit features photographic prints depicting life in the Boston-area from the late 19th to early 20th century. The photos became available to the college through Daniel Campbell and GPC Limited Productions.

The collection features photos of downtown Boston and Hudson, Massachusetts, as well as the cities of Marlborough, Malden, and Taunton. A large-scale photo of the iconic Faneuil Hall welcomes visitors into the space with its familiar façade, with today's bustling cobblestone streets replaced by horse and buggy carriages along dirt roads.

Back in Time Exhibit at the Lasell College Wedeman Gallery

Visitors can journey from suburban streets to vibrant city centers through photos of parades, local shops, and train stations, to name a few. Juxtaposed against the photos are period pieces from the college's fashion collection, which bring to life the wool tuxedos and other garments seen in the photos. Professor of Fashion Jill Carey was approached by Zimakov and a group of Lasell students to contribute the relevant artifacts.

"These items provide an opportunity to experience history in a compelling manner," Carey said. "It is as if the subjects contained in the photographs are standing in the gallery space alongside the viewers. The specific clothing and accessories capture the style essence of the early part of the 20th century."

A closing reception will take place on Sunday, April 8, from 5 - 6 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday from 1 - 4 p.m. More information on this and future exhibitions can be found on the Wedeman Gallery website

Back in Time Exhibit at the Lasell College Wedeman Gallery

Back in Time Exhibit at Lasell College Wedeman Gallery

Photos by Matthew Searth '21