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Archive Vibes! Early Twentieth Century Photographs and Advertisements from the Arkell Museum Collection
This exciting new exhibition features newly framed photographs and color advertisements, and showcases favorite materials rarely seen in person. Exhibition themes include the vitality of Canajoharie, NY, and the impact of the Beech-Nut Packing Company on the community and people across the nation. Did you know that Amelia Earhart was a Beech-Nut sponsor? This exhibit includes the “cover” that she carried across the Pacific and the studio photograph taken by noted NYC photographer Ben Pinchot, both inscribed and autographed by Earhart. Did you watch Batman on TV in the 1960s? Burgess Meredith, The Penguin, was also a celebrity sponsor for Beech-Nut as his 1930s radio character “Red Davis”. This exhibit includes a studio photograph taken by Ben Pinchot, inscribed and signed by Meredith. These and more are featured in this exhibit!
Funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature supported all framing, and exhibit design and installation.