Curator Karen E. Haas discusses how Peter J. Cohen has amassed a collection of some 50,000 vernacular photographs. He recently gave more than 1,000 of them to the Museum of Fine Arts. On display are roughly 300 for “Unfinished Stories: Snapshots From the Peter J. Cohen Collection.” The photographs, most of which are in black and white, span the first three-quarters of the last century. The show runs through Feb. 21, 2016.
Margaret Zoladkowski is a recent UNH graduate with a history degree, who is pursuing a career in the antiques and auction industry. She currently interns at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and has knowledge as well as a passion for early textiles. She discusses the quirks of Victorian mourning clothing etiquette and fashion arts of the past.