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March 12, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Staff Picks: Favorite Photographs
from the Sophia Smith Collection

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.-The staff of the Sophia Smith Collection (SSC) have chosen more than 150 of their favorite archival photos to display in an exhibit at the Alumnae Gym at Smith College through August. Selected from among the tens of thousands of photographs in the collection, the images represent a range of themes and capture a wide variety of events and topics.


Dating from as far back as the 1840s, the photos were taken to commemorate public and private events, publicize activities, document working conditions, and chronicle travels. They capture, as only photographs can, the devilish gleam in the eyes of children, life in distant places and times, beloved family members and pets, spectacular costumes, appalling working and living conditions and important events as well as everyday occurrences.


The exhibit- which is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible-is on view from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; from 1 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday; and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday (except March 17).


The Sophia Smith Collection is an internationally recognized repository of manuscripts, photographs, periodicals and other primary sources in women's history. To learn more about the collection, visit online at http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/.

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