Exhibition of Verner Reed’s photographs

«Girl with Wreath, Webster, New Hampshire», 1955, Verner Reed.

«A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972» exhibition will open at the New Hampshire Historical Society from June 18 through December 31. The exhibition features 82 poignant works by photojournalist Verner Reed, who managed to capture through the lens of his camera dramatic moments and everyday scenes of New England’s life in the years following World War II.

Culturally, the 1950s and 1960s were a period of real change in New England as people embraced new ideas even while holding tight to traditional customs. A booming postwar economy, suburban development and urban decline, a national highway system and widespread electrification all changed life in New England. Through the images, depicted in Reed’s photos compelling questions emerge, including the contrast between rural and urban life, the growing appeal of the famous, and the continuing idealization of «old-time New England».

Reed’s works were presented in various American magazines including «Life», «Fortune», «Time» «Yankee», «Vermont Life» and «Rhode Islander».

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