Presented by Sarah Puckitt Scruggs, Curator of Photography and Archivist at the Museum
Lecture begins at 2:30 PM
Maritime Connections lectures are free with Museum admission, but reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited. Reserve seats below.
This is a new lecture series presented by The Mariners’ Museum and Park staff. Go behind the scenes of the Museum and explore our collection while learning about the work the staff does.
Join Curator of Photography Sarah Scruggs on a journey to several European cities in the 1920s and 1930s, through the photography of Edward B. Hungerford. Over the course of his lifetime, Hungerford traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe and found ways to spin these adventures off into publications. Every year, Hungerford traveled more than 75,000 miles by train just for the fun of it, according to one piece of personal correspondence referenced by the Watertown Daily Times. Hungerford eventually calculated that over the years he had ridden more than 1.5 million miles on rails, according to the same piece. Hungerford wrote for the Saturday Evening Post and Harper’s Magazine and published many commercially successful books. His photographic collection includes cities and waterways in the United States, Canada, and several European countries.RSVP Here