Historically Speaking, A Virtual Lecture SeriesThursday May 20, 2021
Historically Speaking, A Virtual Lecture Series
Presented by the Monmouth County Historical Association. Co-Sponsored by the Monmouth County Library
Gary Saretzky presents 19th Century New Jersey Photographer: Gustavus Pach
The most successful 19th century photographer in Long Branch was Gustavus Pach (1845-1904), one of several brothers in the Pach Brothers, a prominent firm with more than a dozen branch studios in the Northeast U.S. Gustavus Pach began photographing in Long Branch from a mobile wagon in 1866 and opened a gallery there the following year. He is highly regarded for hundreds of scenic stereo views of Monmouth County. Pach also made thousands of fine portraits,and many of the glass negatives are at the Monmouth County Historical Association. This lecture provides a history of the Pach Brothers with an emphasis on the life and work of Gustavus Pach.
Gary D. Saretzky, archivist, educator, and photographer, worked as an archivist for more than fifty years at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Educational Testing Service, and the Monmouth County Archives. Saretzky taught the history of photography at Mercer County Community College, 1977-2012, and served as coordinator of the Public History Internship Program for the Rutgers University History Department, 1994-2016. He has published more than 100 articles and reviews on the history of photography, photographic conservation, and other topics, including “Nineteenth-Century New Jersey Photographers,” in the journal, New Jersey History, Fall/Winter 2004.
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