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Historic Hilltown explores ‘Outrageous Comedy of the Victorian Era…in Photographs’

The Hilltown Township Historical Society will present a program on “Outrageous Comedy of the Victorian Era…in Photographs” on Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00pm, at Hilltown Township Municipal Building, 13 W. Creamery Road and Route 152, Hilltown.

What did a middle-class family do for home entertainment in the 19th century?

No TV, movies, or recorded music were available.

A system was developed to view photographs in 3D in the 1840s. Initially, sights of the world were popular, but photographers were of the imaginative sort.

Staged comedy images entertained the viewers, and later in the 19th century, a series of views told a comedic story, like a sit-com does today.

This program by Bill Stahl will show these comedic images (1850-1900).

You will see that our sense of humor hasn’t really changed in the past 150 years. 

The program is free, but donations are appreciated. 

For info call 267-614-9174.