NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Historical Society, in conjunction with Township of Nutley Historian John Demmer, will host a special presentation of over 100 photos taken by noted Nutley photographer N. F. Carly more than a century ago. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday September 15 at the Nutley Museum on Church St.
Demmer recently purchased the glass plate negatives of these photos after being held in a private collection for a long time. Recent developments in technology allowed Demmer to scan and pubish these photos. It is believed that these photos were last printed about 100 years ago.
34 of the photographs were printed in a large format and are currently hung around the museum. Sunday's presentation will also include other images that will not be on the walls, physical memorabilia and a full demonstration of how photographs were taken in the late 1890s using an authentic time appropriate camera setup.
“This is one of the most personal stories I have ever been involved with” says Demmer. “This one is very close to my heart and I plan a spectacular show to tell the whole tale”.
Along with the full presentation days, the museum will be open late one night a week in between the show’s opening and closing dates for those who would just like to see the large scale photos in the museum gallery.
A major part of this presentation was made possible by funding from Si Mountsier.