Portraits of a City

Exhibition Dates: September 5, 2019 – March 9, 2020
San Francisco Room and Harbor View Gallery

The New Bedford Whaling Museum has a spectacular archive of photographs and glass plate negatives that capture many facets of the whaling industry, the city, and its history. This exhibit of images from our Standard Times collection explored turn of the century New Bedford – a city in the midst of momentous change. This exhibition invited viewers on a photographic journey through the neighborhoods and vibrant ethnic enclaves, wharves, establishments, individuals, and legendary stories that marked New Bedford in the early 20th century and provided a personal glimpse of individuals and communities that made New Bedford what it is today.

View Portraits of a City online.