THE ART CENTER PRESENTS: “IMAGES of the PAST…The Thom Hindle Collection”
September 3rd through the 30, 2022
“An Evening with Thom Hindle” an In Person Book Signing of his New Release “Dover, N.H. Through Time Volume Two” is scheduled for September 10th, 6pm-9pm.
In celebration of the upcoming 400th anniversary of the founding of Dover, New Hampshire in 1623, The Art Center presents The Thom Hindle Collection: an insightful, historically significant exhibition dedicated to the rich history of Dover, New Hampshire and surrounding areas.
Thom Hindle, the curator of this collection has an avid interest in history and photography. He discovered early photographers work of the city that consisted of glass plate negatives, photographers’ notebooks, and antique cameras. In the last 50 years over 100,000 of these objects have been studiously preserved by Hindle and stored in a climate-controlled environment. This immense collection now includes not only images from Dover’s past but also Rochester, Farmington, Concord and Massachusetts, as well as Maine, Vermont and New York.
Throughout the month of September, The Art Center will feature photographs never exhibited before. Hindle reproduced these from original glass negatives representing the works of local and Boston area photographers. Focusing this exhibit on the years 1900 through the 1950s, Hindle chose to display a variety of themes. Vintage images of Dover, Rochester and Portsmouth are set along with exquisite “Portraits” including families, children. “Transportation” surges with images of street cars, trains, bicycles, motorcycles and even an old Jenny airplane at Hampton Beach. The 1939 World’s Fair, Washington DC in the 1920s, fish shanties at Ogunquit, clam shacks at Joppa Flats and more are explored in “Travel”. Early swimming costumes, the original Farragut Hotel in Rye and the Nubble Light and Bell Tower from the 1930s are all in the section “On The Beach”. “Camping-Fishing” will be of particular interest to the outdoorsmen and women who want to see how old-fashioned camps were set up and what gear was used by both fishermen and hunters back in the day.
Hindle is also a noted author. “DOVER a Century of Change” was published in 1994, “Tri-City Memories” published 2014, “Factory on Fire” published in 2017 and “Dover, N.H. Through Time” which was published in 2020. The Art Center is pleased to invite guests to the artist’s reception to meet Thom Hindle in person on September 10th from 6-9 PM to sign his just released 128 page “Dover, N.H. Through Time Volume Two” with over 325 photographs in sepia and full color.
This exhibit is sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental and Kennebunk Savings