Rockport Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 8/17/2022
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Title: A Peek at Rockport Through the Penobscot Marine Museum Photo Archive with Kevin Johnson
Contact: , 207-236-3642
Location: Rockport Public Library
Description: Kevin Johnson, photo archivist for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine, will give a guided tour of Rockport photographs found in the photography archives of the Penobscot Marine Museum at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 17th at the Rockport Public Library.

Penobscot Marine Museum has the largest photography archives in the state made up of dozens of collections and consists of more than 300,000 photographic images spanning the 1880's to the recent past. The slide show and talk will look at the various collections including the Carroll Thayer Berry, the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co., and Ed Coffin with a special focus on Rockport.

The archive is being digitized and more than 130,0000 thousand images can now be viewed on the museum's website in their online database.

Kevin Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University, and after a number of years working as a paralegal, he decided he wanted to shift his focus to fine art photography. He earned his Professional Certificate in Photography from the Maine Photographic Workshops, where he first encountered the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company’s postcard collection. When the collection needed to be rehoused in 2007, Penobscot Marine Museum brought it into their collection. Since then, Penobscot Marine Museum Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson has grown the Museum's current collection to more than 300,000 images from various sources including the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing postcard company, National Fisherman magazine, the Maine Sardine Council, photographer Kosti Ruohomaa, and many others.         207-236-3642