Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk
Memory in Black and White: Albion Moody’s Turn-of-the-Century Photographs
May 8 through November 3, 2015
Memory in Black and White will feature the beautiful landscapes and often spur-of-the-moment portraits taken by photographer Albion Moody in Kennebunk, Maine, at the turn of the century. A veteran of the Civil War, Moody came to Kennebunk in 1880 to work in the local shoe factory, the Davis Shoe Shop. He soon opened a humble little photography studio near the Mousam River with his daughter Lillie. All the photographs in this exhibit, dating from 1880-1904, have been reproduced from the original glass plate negatives. From the Moody portrait studio come intimate views of our friends and neighbors from a not so distant past; at once both visually inventive and playful. In addition to their creative portfolio, Moody and his daughter Lillie also left behind an enormous body of work chronicling everyday life in the Kennebunks from residential scenes to the everyday business of a small Maine town.