First Parish Church in Weston

The Mary Jo Rines Gallery at The First Parish Church in Weston
Presents "An Historical Tour of Boston and Beyond
as seen Through the Eyes of Photographers and Cartographers"

curated by Terrie Bloom, managing director of i-concepts, LLC

December 3, 2014 – January 16, 2015


Fenway Scoreboard



The Boston Public Library
If you've seen the Boston Public Library’s Galleries at Fenway Park (Gate A), you already know that the BPL has hundreds of historic Red Sox photographs. The Library also has thousands of non-baseball images including historic maps and street views of old Boston.

The Leslie Jones Collection:
Leslie Jones (1886-1967) was a staff photographer for the Boston Herald-Traveler from 1917 to 1956, during which time he built an unrivaled collection of photographic negatives, almost 40,000 of which were given to the Boston Public Library by his family in the early 1970s. The collection is a stunning pictorial document of the history of Boston in the 20th century, and a tribute to the craft and artistry of a man who preserved the past on glass and film. His photographs document both the usual and the unusual in the daily life of Boston.

The E. E. Bond Collection:
Edmunds E. Bond (1871-1969) began his career as a studio photographer in Maine at the end of the 19th century.In 1904, Bond joined the staff of The Boston Globe and worked as a staff photographer until his retirement in 1956. Photographs in the collection include cabinet cards from his days as a studio photographer, hidden camera photographs from important early 20th century trials, Boston sports and politics and Boston scenes.


The Sports Museum
In 1987, The Sports Museum opened its doors and now resides on the 5th and 6th levels of the TD Banknorth Garden.

The Sports Museum houses one of the finest collections of film, video, photographs and research material in North America. Included in the collections is a comprehensive photo library of over two thousand titles covering a multitude of sports.

The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
This institution documents the lives of women of the past and present for the future and furthers the Radcliffe Institute's (Harvard University) commitment to women, gender, and society.

Julia Child Photographs
Photographs taken by Paul Child approximately 1945-1975 consist of black and white still photographs. Many were taken on the set of Child's television shows by Paul Child; others are personal photographs of Julia and Paul Child and their friends.

Ouimet Lowery


Julia Child at Paris Stove

i-concepts, LLC was founded in 2004 with the explicit goal of helping non-profit organizations generate income from their core assets, generally photography, artwork and ephemera. Over the last 10 years, i-concepts has worked with the Boston Public Library, The Sports Museum, The Schlesinger Library, the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, the Library of Congress, the University of South Carolina and other prominent institutions, searching their archives for historic art and photographs that can be made into unique and beautiful prints, posters, and note cards. The i-concepts collection has grown to include hundreds of images of early Boston Red Sox and other baseball teams, golf, maps, street scenes of Boston, the Julia Child Collection (1000 photos of Julia Child from the mid 1940s to the mid 1970s, all photographs by Paul Child) and other noteworthy themes. They also deaccession surplus holdings of original materials on behalf of non-profit institutions.

Historic Red Sox prints and note cards are sold at all Red Sox home games on behalf of the Boston Public Library.

A portion of the proceeds from each sale support the library or museum
from which it was reproduced.

visit i-concepts website

Gallery Exibit History

About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish

The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.

On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in honor of its founder,
Mary Jo Rines, who died on September 4, 2011. A special exhibit of Mary Jo’s work was on display
in the Gallery from September 20 – September 30, 2011.

Its purpose, as described by the founders:

The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
to the spiritual fabric of our lives by exhibiting the work of visual artists
who seek to contribute to a deeper understanding of the human condition.

The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the wider community.

It is open to the public without charge 9 AM – 4 PM weekdays, and 9 AM – 12:30 PM Sundays.
Interested parties may also call the Church Office (781-893-7798) for other possible viewing times.

Exhibits are listed in the First Parish Event Calendar.

Gallery Exhibits
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)

200001  Washburn  Tingley Bing Wheeler  Mongolian Youth  Grad  
200102 Rines Hsiung Brooks Frankel Dayton    
200203 Baker Randle Kusmin Thurber Ross Warren
200304 Cohen Poirier French Canty Yang    
200405 Cody  Sprayregen  Harper Pettee Ahern    
200506 Zoller Berger  Decaneas  Daley Greenfield Boyle  
200607 Ferrara Dverin Howell Tingley Haas Brown  Cirioni 
200708 Baker Lorenzen Wooding Hsiung Rines Dauge  
200809 St. Clair Mackles Doolin Dioguardi Urban Teens  Flanagan   
200910 Westra Grandin Passman  Fulenwider  Lord    
201011 Platais Hirsch Tischler Scaltreto Rosenbaum Talcott  AllGEN 
201112 Dahlgren Cooper Weeks   Smith   Kahn  Berkley   
201213 Rogers Salter Comerford Historical Goldberg Markoff   
201314 Grob Boyle Bauman Goren Saad Novetsky  
201415 Dayton Lucas i-concepts Sanders Carberry Cohen  
201516 Grob Stoddard  
2016 - 17 Randle         Artists for Humanity

Davis &
von Rumohr

Handy Rines        

Gallery Committee

On September 12, 2000, the Standing Committee established the
Art Gallery Committee as an ad hoc committee with no expiration date.
The members of the committee are appointed by the Standing Committee.

Rosalie Beith, appointed 2012
Karen Gallagher, appointed 2011
Larry Grob, appointed 2011
Sylvia Whitman, Chair, appointed 2005
Tom Wintle, Senior Minister

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