‘Ere the Shadows Fade: New Jersey’s Civil War Era Photographers with Gary Saretzky


Wed, Sep 16, 2020    
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Type

The New Jersey State Library presents an author talk
with archivist and educator Gary Saretzsky

On September 16th from noon to 1 p.m., the State Library will host a virtual presentation called ‘Ere the Shadows Fade: New Jersey’s Civil War Era Photographers with Gary Saretzky.

Because the Civil War boosted the photographic trade, soldiers and families demanded more images of loved ones. The demand caused the opening of numerous new photo galleries. Join us as Mr. Saretzky details several notable examples of New Jersey’s Civil War Era photographers.

Gary D. Saretzky is an archivist, educator, and photographer who has been researching 19th Century New Jersey photographers for more than thirty years. Saretzky was Archivist of Monmouth County from 1994 to 2019, and he has served as Coordinator of Internship Programs at the Rutgers-New Brunswick History Department. He also taught a course on the history of photography at Mercer County Community College.

He lectures regularly through the Public Scholars Program of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and under other auspices. Additionally, he has published more than 100 articles, reviews, and exhibition catalogs on conservation of library materials, history of photography, and other topics.

All are welcome to this free program. RSVP is appreciated to Cindy Warrick at [email protected] or 609-278-2640 ext. 172. For other information on events and lunchtime classes at the State Library visit www.njstatelib.org.