Picture This

Picture This: Capturing History Through the Camera Lens
Posted on 10/18/2019
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The North Little Rock Heritage Center opened its new exhibit recently called "Picture This:  Capturing History Through the Camera Lens".  The exhibit features the camera collection of local photographer Jim Billings.  Using Billings' extensive collection and expertise, the exhibit explores the history of cameras and photography.  His largest camera is a Kodak No. 10A Century Studio camera which dates back to 1914.

Cameras from 1910 to the 2000s make up the collection, including 35mm models, Brownie snapshop cameras that put photography in the hands of amateurs, digital cameras and movie cameras, such as the Bell & Howell home movie camera used by Abraham Zapruder to inadvertently film the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

The exhibit trace the explosion of photography from a cumbersome process to the instantaneous process of today.  Iconic photo journalism images will also be displayed, as well as numerous portraits and scenes of North Little Rock history as recorded by local studios and photographers.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Heritage Center hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through spring of 2020. For more information, call (501)371-0755 or email