Past Exhibits

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HorsesThis exhibit was assembled by Anna Hymowitz, Class of 2010 (Art History and Government double major) as part of an independent study supervised by Mimi Hellman, Professor of Art History, on Saratoga Springs after the Civil War.

Despite the continuous fighting in the South, Saratoga was becoming increasingly successful as a resort town. The images in the exhibition, dating from 1862 to 1885, highlight how Saratoga attracted visitors through leisure activities, technological innovation, and commemoration of a national hero.

The images are from the publications Harper's Weekly, Harper's Monthly Magazine, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and a tourist booklet that was given out at Mount McGregor in the 1880's. The original newspaper prints are from the Yates Collection of Saratogiana in Special Collections, and the scanned newspaper images are from the Saratoga Room of the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

The exhibit will be on display in the cases by the library entrance (1st floor) through July.

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