Exhibition Dates: January – December 2017

Pennsylvania Lines Coal Train, undated, Charles Bretzman, Indiana Historical Society, Bretzman Collection.

This exhibition will feature panoramic images created by the unique Cirkut camera in the early 20th century and will run from January to December of 2017. Many images featured in the exhibition were generously donated to the FMoPA permanent collection by collector Robert MacKay, PhD; however the exhibition also features work from the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System as well as images on loan from the Drapkin Collection. This wide range of resources, united by the unique Cirkut camera, will feature images from daily American community life, industry, wartime, and fantastic views.

Robert MacKay will visit the museum on February 24, 2017 at 6 pm for a presentation regarding his book America by the Yard, which features many of the works that appear in the exhibition. This special guest speaker presentation will delve into the history of the Cirkut camera as well as remark upon the way this device allowed photographers to capture and view America.