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SEARSPORT A huge walk-in camera is one of the many interactive exhibits planned By Penobscot Marine Museum for this summer's Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light. This is the first major exhibition to feature the museum's extensive historic photography collection of over 140,000 negatives, prints, slides, postcards and daguerreotypes.

The camera obscura is the precursor of our modern camera. Its principles were used by the ancient Greeks to observe solar eclipses. Inside the museum's camera obscura, light sensitive paper will be available for visitors to take their own 'photographs' from the projected image, and paper and pencils will be available for sketching the image, a technique used Leonardo da Vinci in the Renaissance.

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