May 25, 2022

Exhibit Showcases Historic Photos by John A. Anderson

“LAMBERTVILLE ON MARCH 16, 1898”: This photo by John A. Anderson looking west along Bridge Street toward New Hope, Pa., is part of a historical photography exhibit on view at the James Wilson Marshall House Museum in Lambertville. (Photo courtesy of the Lambertville Historical Society)

A new historical photography exhibit at Lambertville’s James Wilson Marshall House Museum showcases 56 images of Lambertville as it transitioned to the 20th century, portraits, and other examples of the art of John A. Anderson.

Anderson (1829-1917), a prominent Lambertville resident and railroad executive, was an exceptional, dedicated photographer. His work communicates history and a sense of place in remarkably high resolution, thanks to his artistry and technical skill, and it holds enduring interest. In addition to the photographs, items on display include Anderson’s scrapbook and articles he wrote about local history and photography.

“It took our team 2 ½ years to select the photographs from the Collection of the Mercer Museum Library of the Bucks County Historical Society, to digitally restore and research the images and reference materials, and to develop and install the displays,” said Lambertville Historical Society Trustee Michael Menche. “This is our first new exhibit at Marshall House in more than 20 years, and the first exhibit of John A. Anderson’s work in 40 years. If you love Lambertville, old photography, or local history, we think you’ll find this very worthwhile.”

The exhibit is open every Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the James Wilson Marshall House Museum at 60 Bridge Street in Lambertville. The exhibit is free; donations are welcome.

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