An Extraordinary Legacy: The Photographs of Marie Hartig Kendall


Photographer Marie Hartig Kendall chronicled the town of Norfolk, and its environs, in striking images just before and after the turn of the 20th century. Arriving in Norfolk in 1884, she avidly set about capturing the town and its inhabitants in all phases of life. Her images captured moving locomotives, historic weather events, economic development, and bucolic pastimes, as the once sleepy little village flourished into a summer resort at the turn of the century. The Norfolk Historical Society's 2018 exhibition will feature many of Marie's original photographs, including three large framed collections of photos that won her top honors at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Our 2018 Marie Kendall exhibition will run weekends 1:00 - 4:00PM June 2nd 2018 - Columbias Day.