Southworth Photographs
Gertrude Southworth: Bolinas 1890s-1930s

August 17 - September 15, 2012 / Curated by Lucy Van Sands Seeburg

Bolinas ridge and bay

Gertrude Southworth (1862-1946) would be delighted to know that her work was rediscovered in the 21st Century.  From the late 1890s through the 1930s, she used her Kodak camera to capture life in Bolinas, from beach picnics to shipwrecks.  Today, her images are both fine photography and invaluable windows onto history. Through her innate artistic eye we see the changing times of dress and styles, horse drawn carriages, early car travel, earthquake drama, schooners, landscapes and wonderful scenes from daily life.

Since 2006, Director Vandy Seeburg and photographer Rick Chapman have developed a series of Southworth photographic prints for sale.  The dramatic large format prints of  Gertrude Southworth’s photos are remarkable for their crisp images, her gifted eye for composition, and capturing the rich details of a moment in life.

 boy running on beach
Joy on the Beach
May Day 1921 
May Day Bolinas 1921
reef and shipwreck 
Duxbury Reef with Wreck of Polaris
mysterious house 
Mysterious House
Beach, cliffs, houses 
Beach at Brighton
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