Tennessee State Library To Display Historic Portrait Photos

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Library & Archives is displaying a new exhibit on portraits from its collection of over a million historic photographs.

The library in Nashville says its exhibit named Tennesseans Through the Lens: Portrait Photography in Tennessee is free and open to the public.

The photos highlighted from the collection show how Tennesseans have used portraits throughout history to share pictures of themselves, friends, family members and celebrities.

The exhibit displays the way technology has changed the way Tennesseans document significant moments.

Tennessee State Librarian and Archivist Jamie Ritter says the collection shows the evolution of portrait photography from paintings to pocket-sized photographs.