Browse Exhibits (15 total)
Explore Spain & Morocco in 1891 with Emily and James Sibley Watson, then, through letters to Emily, follow the simultaneous European travels of her mother, Elizabeth Maria Tinker Sibley, and her son, James G. Averell, in company with her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Hiram Watson Sibley, and their children Ruth and Harper.
Join Emily & James Sibley Watson, James G. Averell, and Mary & James Breck Perkins on a trip along the Nile River, December 1892-March 1893, through letters & photographs from the University of Rochester Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation and the George Eastman Museum.
Explore attitudes toward "The Orient" shown through the Watsons' trips.
Explore the uncertainties of communication via cable and letter during transAtlantic travel and over time.
Explore the role of Kodak cameras on late 19th century travel photography.
Explore the philanthropic efforts of Hiram & Elizabeth Sibley, and their daughter Emily Sibley Watson.
Close reading of the letters and photographs demonstrates the value of digitally reuniting the photographs from the collection of the George Eastman Museum, and the letters, from the collection of the University of Rochester.
Explore the historic homes of Rochester's Sibley & Watson Families, many of them still extant.