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Posted on: September 18, 2019

The Man with the Camera: Photographs by Raymond T. Burford

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September 18, 2019

CONTACT: Amy Reed

areed@mariettaga.gov

770.794.5719

MARIETTA - The Marietta Museum of History is proud to present The Man with the Camera: Photographs by Raymond T. Burford. This special exhibit highlights African American photographer Raymond T. Burford, known locally as “The Man with the Camera,” and the local black communities that he documented. 

For over twenty years from the 1940s through the early 1960s, Burford seemingly attended and documented every important social event, family party, school function and community activity in the Marietta areas of Baptist Town, Liberia and Louisville among others. Photographs include scenes at Marietta’s segregated school, Lemon Street school, and intimate looks inside the homes and lives of African Americans around town. This exhibit will showcase photos taken by Burford that were donated by local families. 

When: August 26th, 2019 through August 8, 2020 

Where: Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060

Cost: Included with regular museum admission  

The Marietta Museum of History uses ordinary objects to tell the extraordinary stories of Marietta and Cobb County's rich history and culture. Galleries and exhibits cover topics such as military history, home life throughout the centuries, technology and local businesses from our past. 

The Marietta Museum of History is open Monday-Saturday, 10am till 4pm (check website for holiday closings)

Admission is $7 Adults, $5 Seniors and Students, 5 and under are free

To learn more about the Marietta Museum of History, visit us at www.MariettaHistory.org


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