ECHS to host photography expert
Frances Robb will be the guest speaker for the Escambia County Historical Society's February meeting.
Robb is a native of Birmingham, Ala. She is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College and holds master's degrees from the University of North Carolina and Yale University. She taught history and humanities at Texas Christian University, the University of North Texas and the University of the South at Sewanee.
When Robb returned to Alabama with her family in 1986, she began a love affair with historic photographs. Since then, she has curated numerous exhibitions, lectured, presented workshops, and served as a consultant to museums, libraries and archives in Alabama and the Southeast. She is completing a book on the history of photography in Alabama and has another in the works on dating and identifying family photographs. As one might expect, historic photographs will illustrate her presentation to the Historical Society on Tuesday, February 28th, at 3 p.m. at the Thomas E. McMillan Museum.
Robb's presentation at the monthly historical society meeting is entitled, "Snapshots and Snapshooters: Imaging Our Lives," and is part of the 2005-2006 Alabama Humanities Foundation Speaker in the House program. The Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanties. The AHF brings scholars and the public together to explore human values and meaning through the study of history, literature, religion, philosophy, and other humanities.
The public is invited to attend.