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Akron Postcard Club: The Magic of Photo-Multigraphs
Discover the magic of photo-multigraphs and trick mirror postcards!
This month, the Akron Postcard Club is exploring trick mirror postcards, or the turn-of-the-twentieth-century trend of taking a photo of yourself seated at a table with…yourself. The practice of Photo-Multigraphs dates to the early 1890s as a way of photographing a person’s portrait from every angle in a single image. The result will definitely make you take a second look!
We’ll be joined by guest speaker, Jennifer Davis, a graduate student who was on internship with the Cummings Center for the Kent State University School of Information this past semester. She’ll guide us through the postcards she’s found, walk us through the history of this mirror trick, and help us try our hand at our own Photo-Multigraphs!
73 S. College Street, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325
Free parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the building. This lot contains a dedicated accessible parking spot near the museum entrance.
Free parking is also available in Lot 30 at the corner of College and Market streets, which contains several accessible parking spaces.
Metered parking is available along South College Street. Pavement from Lot 30 and metered parking may be uneven, and people with limited mobility should exercise caution.
A wheelchair accessible ramp is located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. The museum is housed on the ground floor, and an interior elevator provides access to the Institute galleries, located on the fourth floor. A wheelchair is also kept on-site and is available for loan to those visiting the museum and archives. Select displays may not be fully wheelchair accessible. Assistance is available to access the content of these displays.
Standard strollers are welcome.
The museum includes a variety of audio, visual, and hands-on exhibits. We are currently working to develop alternative forms of access for select exhibits. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.View less