Photo exhibit extended at DCHA

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Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) has been hosting an exhibit featuring the photography of local photojournalist Bob Wyer (1908-1982). The exhibit had been scheduled to close at the end of January. However, due to the enthusiastic response of the public, DCHA has decided to extend the exhibit until the end of February.

During his career, which ran from the late 1930s into the ’70s, Wyer photographed both the relatively mundane and the sensational. His photographs covered a wide range of life’s activities, including school groups, graduating seniors, weddings, family groups and even funerals.  He photographed drivers for their chauffeur licenses and travelers for their passport photos.  For insurance purposes, he photographed stores, hotels, farms and businesses, providing us with a remarkably broad documentation of life here in the Catskills from the 1930s into the 1970s. As a staff photographer for the Oneonta Star, Wyer was often also on hand to document accidents, fires and even, in a few instances, murders. Images from his years as both a free-lancer and as a paid photojournalist make up the exhibit of close to 100 photographs.

Due to their sensitive subject matter, one or two of the images on display may not be suitable for children under 13 years of age.

The exhibition hours are: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
DCHA is located two miles north of Delhi on state Route 10. Contact the DCHA at dcha@delhi.net or call 607 746-3849 for further information. www.dcha-ny.org