2022 Annual Meeting and Lecture

Date(s) - March 22, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Edward C. Kopp cabinet card, taken by R.H. Rose & Son.

Lewis B. Cuyler Lecture:
19th Century New Jersey Photographers: Princeton

Of the approximately 3,000 photographers active in New Jersey before 1900, more than 250 lived or worked in Mercer County. Gary D. Saretzky, an archivist for more than 50 years, will present an illustrated talk profiling some of these local pioneers, including R. H. Rose, founder of the three-generation firm that documented all aspects of life in Princeton.

Free and open to the public. This program will be offered on Zoom and streamed live on HSP’s Facebook page (no registration or Facebook account needed to view on Facebook).
To receive the Zoom link (which will be sent one week prior to the program), please register below. 


Gary Saretzky's Profile PhotoAbout the speaker: Gary D. Saretzky, historian and photographer, worked as an archivist for more than 50 years, with positions at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Educational Testing Service, and the Monmouth County Archives, where he was County Archivist from 1994 to 2019. He taught the history of photography at Mercer County Community College from 1977 to 2012, and coordinated the Public History Internship Program for the Rutgers University history department from 1994 to 2016. Having researched 19th century New Jersey photographers for more than thirty years, Saretzky has published more than 100 articles, reviews, and exhibition catalogs on conservation of library materials, history of photography, and other topics. In 2012, he received the Maureen Ogden Award for Lifetime Achievement in New Jersey History at the New Jersey History Issues Conference.

Support for the Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Lewis B. Cuyler Lecture is generously provided by Charles Schwab.


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