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Orange County's History Through Photos

Dec. 5, 2013

Uncover Orange County's past through historical images at Cal State Fullerton's Pollak Library.

Seventy-five images are included in the exhibit "An Orange County Portrait: The Smart Studio Collection," which depicts American life as experienced by this Southern California community in the early 20th century.

The selected photos from the Smart Studio Collection will be on display in the Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery through Dec. 20.

These late-19th and early-20th century historical prints illustrate Orange County's pioneers and common folk, business and agriculture, social and leisure time, and the changing landscape, said curator Stephanie George, CSUF's Center for Oral and Public History archivist.

"The way we decided to tell the story was through the photographers themselves," said George. "We wanted to focus on Orange County photographers."

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