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Early Radnor: The Stories Behind Our Photographic Past

Early Radnor: The Stories Behind Our Photographic Past


The new and permanent photo display in RML’s Winsor Room shows just a few of the 20,000+ local images preserved by Radnor Historical Society and its partners. RML Board Members selected favorites from the archive that would best represent the history and development of Radnor Township. Former RHS director Phil Graham restored them from their faded and damaged state, meticulously enhancing hidden areas that had to be coaxed from the shadows. In the process, he collated the story behind each vintage photograph, unearthing fascinating anecdotes that will explain their historical significance. Graham’s presentation will illustrate the process of magnifying clues often hidden in plain sight, relating some of the stories in a way that remind us how much Radnor has changed in the last 15o years. 

Phil Graham, a business studies graduate from the City of London Polytechnic, lived and worked in London for over 50 years. After 30 years of traveling between the UK and US, he embraced American citizenship and settled in Radnor. Because of Graham’s interest in local history, and experience in digital photo enhancement, it was a natural fit when asked by David Nelson Wren to restore over 200 images for his book, Ardrossan: The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line. Radnor Historical Society is cosponsor of this event.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Winsor Room
Radnor Memorial Library
  Adults     New Adult     Seniors  
  History     Lectures  


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The Radnor Memorial Library provides access to information, programs, collections and resources to satisfy the intellectual and information needs of all members of our community, and serves as our community front porch, which enhances our quality of life.

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