Harry Cowles Mann captured the changing cityscape in the early 20th century while exploring his artistry with landscape photography on the beaches
Through April 2, 2017
A new exhibition of photographs from the collection of the Chrysler Museum of Art transports viewers back to Norfolk’s boom years at the turn of the 20th century. Opening to the public April 16, Harry C. Mann: Norfolk Photographer, features 50 photographs on display at the Willoughby-Baylor Housein downtown Norfolk.
Between 1907 and 1924, Harry Cowles Mann (1866–1926) chronicled the changing face of Norfolk. The Petersburg, Va. native learned the craft as one of many photographers producing commemorative images of the 1907 Jamestown Tercentennial Exhibition. Within a year, he opened his own studio on the corner of Main and Bank Streets in downtown Norfolk. While his business revolved around portraiture, this show explores his creative endeavors as a city and landscape photographer.
Harry C. Mann: Norfolk Photographer will be on view from April 16, 2016 to April 2, 2017 at the Willoughby-Baylor House, 601 E. Freemason Street, Norfolk, Va. The Chrysler’s Historic Houses are open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
The Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, and its Perry Glass Studio at 745 Duke St., are open to the public Tuesday through Sunday. The Historic Houses on East Freemason Street are open weekends. General admission is free at all venues.