~76 KISSES/CITY RELIQUARY/RECEPTION/FRI
PHOTO CREDIT: LORI BAKER & DAVID E. BROWN
76 KISSES – OPENING RECEPTION – FRI – FEB 8 – 7-9PM
SELECTED PHOTOS FROM LORI BAKER & DAVID E. BROWN’S COLLECTION OF
THE SHOW RUNS: FEB 1 thru MARCH 30, 2008
THE CITY RELIQUARY STOREFRONT MUSEUM & CIVIC ORGANIZATION
370 METROPOLITAN AVENUE – AT HAVEMEYER – WILLIAMSBURG – BROOKLYN – NY
HOURS: SAT + SUN; 12-6PM & BY APPOINTMENT
The photos span a full century, from a risque and intimate smooch in a Victorian parlor to a 1990s Polaroid of a New York couple at a dance . . .
The core of the collection are snapshots from the 1930s through the 1960s, widely considered the Golden Age of the American snapshot.
The photographs in 76 KISSES come from Lori Baker and David E. Brown’s collection of more than 200 vintage snapshots of kisses. They have been culled from flea markets, junk shops, photo albums, yard sales, eBay, and chance finds. Baker and Brown estimate that they have looked at approximately 800,000 photographs in search of these pictures.
– PRESS RELEASE