A Lens Aimed at Southampton High Society – The East Hampton Star
An exhibition chronicling the recreational pursuits of the town’s wealthy summer residents
By Mark Segal of the East Hampton Star | May 6, 2014 – 12:01pm
“Southampton Blue Book, 1930 to 1960: Photographs by Bert Morgan,” an exhibition chronicling the recreational pursuits of the town’s wealthy summer residents, will open at the Southampton Historical Museum Saturday and remain on view through Oct. 18.
Born in England in 1904, Bert Morgan immigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of 7. He began his career at 15, syndicating photographs for the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News. He started freelancing in 1930 with a camera he purchased for a quarter at a pawnshop. For the next 50 years Morgan moved freely in the inner circles of high society in Southampton, Newport, Palm Beach, New York City, and wherever else the “social set” gathered, gaining access, in part, by promising never to publish an unflattering picture….
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