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Travels with Fanelli: The Art of Travel Brochures
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        Travels with Fanelli: The Art of Travel Brochures        
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There is a new, multilevel exhibit from the Archives in Walsh Library. Travels with Fanelli: The Art of Travel Brochures, uses materials collected by Msgr. William Noé Field, founder of the Seton Hall University Archives which now bears his name, and his friend, Fr. Eugene Fanelli, on some of their travels in the U.S. and abroad.  Beginning with a Seton Hall University pilgrimage to Rome in 1950, the travel brochures, maps, tickets, note cards and even luggage tags display artistry that has been supplanted by photography in today’s travel materials.

On the ground floor of Walsh Library, opposite Walsh Library Gallery, one can see a case full of travel brochures exhibiting reproductions of fine art, pencil and pen and ink drawings, water-colored photographs as well as watercolor paintings illustrating travel materials.  Continuing upstairs in Walsh library on the 3rd floor by the elevator are two additional cases. These contain more of Fr. Field’s collection of memorabilia including illustrated maps of the Panama Canal, the Rhine and the Nile and other materials collected as the two friends journeyed by ship and even river boat. Of note are the watercolors reproduced as the covers on the daily menu on the S.S. Nassau.

These exhibit cases, along with the companion case in the Archives exhibiting the Steven Cohrs Collection of Migratory Waterfowl Stamps can be viewed during all hours Walsh Library is open, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.  Take a study break and daydream of a time when travel was a leisurely and cultured activity, as seen in the Travels with Fanelli: Art of Travel Brochures.

For more information please contact:
Alan Delozier
(973) 275-2378
Alan.Delozier@shu.edu

 

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