The Nutley Historical Society is pleased to announce “Lost and Found Nutley: The Forgotten Photographs of N. F. Carryl,” a unique exhibition of exquisite black-and-white photographs printed from glass-plate negatives made in the 1890s.
The exhibit will open on Sunday, September 15, at the Nutley Historical Society and Museum, 65 Church Street, Nutley NJ. The opening is from 12:00 to 5:00pm. Refreshments will be served and there will be a gallery talk at 1:00 by Nutley Town Historian John Demmer.
“Thirty-four images were selected from a much larger set of glass-plate negatives found in a Newark second-hand shop nearly fifty years ago,” says John Simko, director of the Nutley Museum. “It’s anyone’s guess how long they’d sat there. N. F. Carryl was a printer by trade and a photographer by nature. The photographs show the extended family and farmlands of Joseph Kingsland. The Kingslands are among the area’s most important early families. Carryl‘s connection is his marriage to Joseph’s daughter Martha.”
This is likely the first time that prints have been made from these plates in a hundred years—and it was worth the wait. Carryl’s portraits of his daughter, Margery; a field of rye; farmhands Dorie and Parks; or a valued workhorse have a timeless quality that speaks across a century, Nutley to Nutley.
“Lost and Found Nutley” can be viewed on Tuesday evenings from September 17 to October 15, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The last opportunity to see the show is at its closing on Saturday, October 19, 12:00 to 5:00pm. Refreshments will be served and there will be a gallery talk at 1:00pm.
About the Nutley Historical Society
In 1945 a group of concerned citizens established the Nutley Historical Society and Museum in the historic Church Street School, located at 65 Church Street in Nutley, New Jersey. Our beautiful 1875 brick schoolhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Nutley Historical Society holds a series of open houses, lectures, movies, tours, and other events throughout year. Please visit us at nutleyhistoricalsociety.org for further information.