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Sun and Silver: Photography Before Statehood exhibit closes

October 1, 2022

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The Oklahoma History Center exhibit Sun and Silver: Photography Before Statehood will close on October 1, 2022. This exhibit showcases well-known professional traveling and studio photographers of the pre-statehood era, and presents lesser-known amateur photographers of the same period. Also included in Sun and Silver is an exploration of the various processes used for developing photographs. Magical images on mirror-like, silver-coated copper surfaces (daguerreotypes), mysterious fragile glass negatives (wet-plate photography), and unique, blue-toned prints (cyanotypes) are just a small sample of what guests will see.

The exhibit is on display in the Cooper and Gladys West Atrium Wing and Gallery during regular museum hours, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission is $12.50 for adults, $9 for seniors ages 62 and over, $9 for students and free for children ages five and under. The Family rate (up to 6 people) is $35. The Group rate (10+) is $9 per person. Oklahoma Historical Society members, active-duty military, veterans, and dependents (with ID) are admitted at no charge. Dependents of active-duty military and veterans with ID also receive free admission from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day (May 21–September 5, 2022).

Cyanotype of Churchill and Mrs. Joseph A. Taff at the Wilson Springs Cabin in Sulphur, Indian Territory, c. 1901 (2153.5, Joseph F. Swords Collection, OHS).


October 1, 2022
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Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105