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Visions of an Industrial Age

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Visions of an Industrial Age

Time: July 28, 2010 to September 5, 2010
Location: Harris Museum and Art Gallery
Street: Market Square
City/Town: Preston Lancashire PR1 2PP
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Phone: 01772 258248
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Harris Museum and Art Gallery
Latest Activity: Jul 28, 2010

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Event Description

Visions of an Industrial Age features a unique series of images of Preston captured on camera in the 1850s, taken only 70 years after the first cotton mill was built.

The exhibition offers visitors a rare glimpse of a medieval market town that was undergoing a radical transformation. The photographs reproduced in this exhibition are the oldest known photographs of Preston and were purchased by the museum in 1978 with the assistance of a 50% grant from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund.

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