Monday November 19, 2012

"John Henry Haynes: The Father of Archaeological Photography" is on display at the North Adams Public Library this month. The exhibit covers Haynes’ life, education, accomplishments, and photography.

Haynes was born in Rowe in 1848 and graduated from Drury Academy and Williams College. He spent the final years of his life on Hall Street in North Adams, and is buried in Hillside Cemetery.

He is renowned for archaeological discoveries and photography from his 19th century expeditions to Anatolia (Turkey) and Nippur (Iraq). He also served as the first U.S. consul to Baghdad (1888-1892).

The exhibit is on loan to the North Adams Public Library from the Rowe Historical Society.

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