John Russell Bartlett Society presents Russell Potter, Arctic Sketches on the Spot

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

6:00 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Wed, 2015-12-09 18:00 - 20:15


Please join us as the John Russell Bartlett Society welcomes Russell A. Potter, Ph.D., Professor of English and Media Studies, Rhode Island College, to discuss his Arctic exploration collection and research.
'From Sketches Made Upon the Spot: Illustrating the Arctic Regions in Nineteenth-century in books and newspapers'

In the nineteenth century, the public fascination with Arctic exploration coincided with a vast expansion of visual culture, from panoramas and dioramas to prints to illustrated newspapers. Dr. Russell A. Potter, author of Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture 1818-1875 (University of Washington Press, 2007) will share some gems from his personal collections, including panorama programs, sheets from the Illustrated London News, Gleason's Pictorial, and Lloyd's Illustrated Newspaper, as well first editions of exploration narratives featuring woodcuts, engravings, and etchings of Arctic scenes.


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