From the Forest Lawn Archives: Lost Photographs from Long Ago
Sunday 5th Feb, 2017

Forest Lawn Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center
1990 Main St Buffalo, NY 14208
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: $15 general admission or FREE for Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation members
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Photographs are invaluable historical records that document a wealth of information in one instant. They are easy to interpret and fun to look at. Historical photographs at Forest Lawn show the progression of the landscape, activities, and people of bygone eras.

During this session, Matthew Golebiewski, MLIS Archivist, Forest Lawn will share with you many images in Forest Lawn's collection, as well as their interesting "back story."

One collection that stands out among our many photographic series is a series of recently discovered glass plate negatives from the McDonnell & Sons Monument collection. Once one of the largest and most important monument companies in the US, McDonnell & Sons, frequently did business with Forest Lawn, erecting many of the markers and monuments seen throughout the cemetery. Lost in storage for the better part of the last century, they have been painstakingly cleaned and digitized. Now those attending this lecture will be able to see these unpublished images from another era - images that have not been seen in over 100 years.

The program will be presented in Forest Lawn's Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center located on the grounds of Forest Lawn at 1990 Main Street (directly across from Canisius College) with plenty of free parking available.

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