Now on view at the Updike Farmstead, Princeton’s Portrait celebrates our town through extraordinary, vintage photographs, many never before exhibited. Drawn from HSP’s archives—a visual storehouse of Princeton history—they are an unparalleled view into the past.
Most of the photographs were taken just as photography blossomed, at the turn of the last century (and many are the product of Princeton’s esteemed Rose Photography Studio). The images celebrate the land and a way of life that is largely gone. Farmers toil in the sun. Haystacks dot rolling fields. Families show off their country homes; a young boy shows off his prized hen.