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May 24-Nov 02: Benjamin Baltzly’s Photos c. 1871
May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Please join Kamloops Museum & Archives Friday, May 24, 2019, at 5:30 pm, as they open a new exhibit, Interior Monologue:Benjamin Baltzly and the Geological Survey of BC.
Benjamin Baltzly, a Montréal studio photographer, got the gig to document the terrain and resources of the Interior Plateau of BC in 1871 long before Google Earth was ever thought of. He missed connections, couldn’t find camping gear once in Victoria, nor transport from Yale. He and his survey crew had to walk up the Fraser Canyon to reach Kamloops. His luck wasn’t much better here but he would produce some of the most lucid photographs of the area from that period.
Interior Monologues features a range of prints, photos, and support materials. The exhibit provides glimpses of pastoral life set amid the spectacular topography of BC. Come see amazing pictures from the photo gig with more ups, downs and drama than the mountains Baltzly traversed. This is an exhibit you won’t want to miss.
Kamloops Museum & Archives | 207 Seymour St. at 2nd Ave.| 250-828-3576| www.kamloops.ca