KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Photographs taken by Maud Baldwin will be the focus of a display Saturday, Aug. 18, in the ground floor lobby of the Baldwin Hotel Museum, 31 Main St. in Klamath Falls.
The exhibit is offered in conjunction with the 140th anniversary of Baldwin’s birthday on Aug. 8, 1878. Refreshments will be served to celebrate the date.
This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the Baldwin Hotel being converted to a public museum.
Admission to the museum lobby will be free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tours of the Baldwin building will not be available during the event.
The Baldwin building was constructed in 1905 by Maud Baldwin’s father, George T. Baldwin. The Baldwin building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Maud Baldwin was an early-day photographer in the Klamath Basin. She captured thousands of images of the region in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
“We have an exhibit of several of Maud’s photos, paired with modern photos taken on or near the same site roughly a century later,” said Doty DeGarmo, a museum aide at the Baldwin Hotel Museum. “Her pictures represent a tremendous record of the development of the community.”
The display in the lobby of the museum will include some of Maud’s original prints, as well as more recent reprints made from her negatives. Also on display will be a chair that Maud used in her studio on the building’s fourth floor.
A book containing many of Maud’s photos, accompanied by modern photos by Mary Smothers, will be available at a discount Saturday.
For more information contact the Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main St., (541) 882-1000.
Press release provided from the Klamath County Museum.