Focusing on Home and Beyond: The Photographs of Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, 1897‐1937
April 30, 2015 - August 19, 2015
Biddeford Campus Art Gallery
Throughout the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Chansonetta Stanley Emmons (1858-1937) returned home to Kingfield, Maine, each summer to document the family homestead, rural life, traditional labor practices and the many pleasures of summer. Trained in drawing, painting, and as an art educator, Emmons gravitated toward photography when her twin brothers, F.E. and F.O. Stanley, the noted inventors of the Stanley Steamer, were working on perfecting the photographic dry plate process in the mid-1880s.
This exhibition, guest-curated by Libby Bischof, Ph.D., features a variety of Emmons’ photographs of New England as well as images she made in the Carolinas and Europe. Photographs courtesy of UNE’s Maine Women Writers Collection and the Stanley Museum in Kingfield, Maine. On view through August 19, open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.