About the Exhibit
During the 1880s and 1890s, many of Holyoke’s business and industrial elite commissioned Milan P. Warner to capture images of their success. The result is a remarkably rich photographic record of the city of Holyoke in the lush years of the late nineteenth century.
Warner, a commercial photographer, created his images on large format glass-plate negatives and patented one of his technical innovations for the handling of glass plates. The exhibit in the first-floor gallery of the Holyoke Health Center (Dwight Street between High and Maple) presents a selection of Warner prints and related material.
About Holyoke History Room
The Holyoke History Room and Archive of the Holyoke Public Library is the repository for the largest known collection of oversize Warner glass plate negatives. Prints made from the negatives are available for viewing on request at the History Room’s temporary location at Holyoke Community College.
Boomtown: Milan P. Warner & the Photographing of Holyoke
Milan P. Warner and the Photographing of Holyoke, 1880-1900
Presented by the History Room and Archive of the Holyoke Public Library.
Thurs, Fri & Sat, April 18-27th from 5pm-8pm with Opening Reception April 18th - Building 1 at The Wauregan, 386 Dwight Street.