Souvenir of Kingston / François Deschamps

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Identifier: FA.B115.2366
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 7 x 10 in
Creation dates: 2009
Photobook showing facades of a variety of buildings in Kingston, New York.printed on French paper. Stab binding. 58 pages. Edition of 50. Produced for "Hudson-Fulton Take Two," an exhibition at The Friends of Historic Kingston Museum May to October, 2009.

"Presented on the occasion of the four hundredth anniversary of Hudson's sailing in 1609, this book is based on a Souvenir of Kingston published one hundred years ago. That original Souvenir featured accomplishments of civic pride and a sense of high patriotism. One hundred years later, this book reveals the buildings of Kingston, New York, as a palimpsest of historical overlays which allude to these cultural and historic changes. This project is supported in part with funds from The New York Foundation for the Arts and The New York State Council on the Arts. "