Behind the Lens

On November 8, 2013, Wharton Studio Museum, in conjunction with The History Center, premiered Behind the Lens: A Snapshot of Propaganda at the Turn of the Century, designed by Art & Anthropology and Todd Zwigard Architects and displayed at Tompkins County Public Library.

The free-form architectural installation scrutinized radio, print, and film used in the early 1900s to propagandize war, political agenda, health initiatives, and religion. Through compelling narrative and rare imagery, the exhibit illuminated a time when these tools of psychological warfare were colorful, dramatic, and often outrageous in scope and statement.

Photographs of the Behind the Lens exhibit by Rachel Philipson.
Historical photographs courtesy of The History Center.

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