NOSTALGIC SATURATION: MID-CENTURY BELLINGHAM IN HISTORIC COLOR

Riding the Octopus on Cornwall Avenue, July 1964; 35mm Kodachrome slide. Whatcom Museum #2002.36.125

Riding the Octopus on Cornwall Avenue, July 1964; 35mm Kodachrome slide. Whatcom Museum #2002.36.125

July 2, 2016 – March 5, 2017, Old City Hall

Curated by Jeff Jewell, Photo Archives Historian

History isn’t all in black and white. This exhibition features photographs from a not-so-distant past as captured by Ektachrome®, Kodachrome® and Technicolor slide film, as well as 4 x 5 inch color transparencies. Focused on the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, Nostalgic Saturation highlights a Bellingham that isn’t beyond present memory, yet at the same time has recently become within the range of history.