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Scrapbook Love Story brings together a distinctive group of vernacular photo albums from the 1890s to the early 1970s, showcasing the ingenuity and passion with which they were assembled, and communicating both private moments and larger social histories.

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The Walther Collection presents Scrapbook Love Story: Memory and the Vernacular Photo Album, an exhibition of albums and scrapbooks from the 20th century. Given the ubiquity of photo albums and their complexity as visual objects, it is surprising how little critical attention such albums have received as historical documents and artistic achievements. This exhibition brings together a select …

The Walther Collection presents Scrapbook Love Story: Memory and the Vernacular Photo Album, an exhibition of albums and scrapbooks from the 20th century. Given the ubiquity of photo albums and their complexity as visual objects, it is surprising how little critical attention such albums have received as historical documents and artistic achievements. This exhibition brings together a select group of distinctive photo albums from the 1890s to the early 1970s, compiled by assorted makers to record their everyday experiences in love, in war, and in domestic tranquility.

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526 West 26th Street
Suite 718
New York, NY, US
Monday–Tuesday, Sunday, Closed
Wednesday–Saturday, 12pm–6pm