Francis Scott Key Lecture Series - Indelible Images: The Quest for Saving African American Photographs

Ross J. Kelbaugh has been an avid collector of 19th and early 20th century photography for over 45 years. Part of his collecting has focused on African American photographs, which has enabled him to amass one of the most important collections, including a number of national treasures. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture will feature his collection in a major exhibition this fall. This lecture will introduce some of his discoveries and the stories behind these national treasures. He will also share “behind the scenes” stories from his work as an appraiser for Maryland Public Television’s “Chesapeake Collectibles.”

Doors open at 6 pm. The lecture begins at 6:30 pm. Reception to follow 

Indelible Images: The Quest for Saving African American Photographs

Presented by Ross J. Kelbaugh

Author, Collector and Appraiser, Maryland Public Television

Ross J. Kelbaugh has been an avid collector of 19th and early 20th century photography for over 45 years. Part of his collecting has focused on African American photographs, which has enabled him to amass one of the most important collections, including a number of national treasures. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture will feature his collection in a major exhibition this fall.  This lecture will introduce some of his discoveries and the stories behind these national treasures. He will also share “behind the scenes” stories from his work as an appraiser for Maryland Public Television’s “Chesapeake Collectibles.”

 
February 7, 2019 6:00 PM   through   8:00 PM