Marine Biological Laboratory "The Early Years"


From the Archives: Highlights


The photographic collections of the MBL Archives contain over 5000 images that span the years from 1973 to the present. Professionals as well as talented amateur photographers have contributed to this rich collection which documents the history of the MBL and its setting on Cape Cod.

For this exhibition sixteen photographs have been chosen on the basis of their historic interest and artistic merit. In order to preserve the original materials, much of which are fagile and photosensitive, copy prints or digitized enlargements have been generated. The digitized examples have the additional advantage of sharpening the images and recapturing details that have faded in time