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“Its Only a Paper Moon” Exhibition at The Lyman Allyn Art Museum

May 1 - May 14

Long before Instagram, you could get your photograph taken sitting on the moon. Often a fixture at fairs, people sat in the man-made “paper moon.”  Lyman Allyn is bringing together a collection of over 500 souvenir portrait photographs from about 1870 to 1950, this exhibition celebrates the tradition of souvenir portrait photography in America. The exhibition also includes an actual “paper moon” photo booth where visitors will have an opportunity to pose for their own souvenir portrait.


February 18 – May 14, 2017

625 Williams Street in New London


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Lyman Allyn
625 Williams Street
New London, CT 06320 United States
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