Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 1974 · Page 74
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 74

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 19, 1974
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People at an Exhibition Photo essay by Frank Wilkin Each of us, to a greater or lesser degree, is intrigued by the time-shrouded mystery of the past. The best and most com plete histories only skim the surface and draw a crude outline of what has gone before. For most of us, that is not enough. V\ e hunger for a deeper knowledge: a mental, spiritual bond to unite us with what has gone before. \\ ithout that bond, we are only debris floating briefly on the surface of a vast sea. The M eso-American Exhibit now at the Huntington Art Galleries is one of those rare opportunities that · enable us to brush aside the curtain on the past and meet the people who lived in the Egypt of the New \\ orld. In the 79 days the exhibit has been open, about 18.000 persons have listened to and looked at an unfolding panaroma of an old. old world. By the time the exhibit closes June 9, about 25.000 persons will have leaped back in time thousands of years for a brief meeting with the Ancients, or "Old Ones." That "leap back" takes effort, as the photos on these pages reveal, but the greater the effort, the more rewarding the experience. 6m CHARLESTON,, w, VA, \ MCIV 7.9. 7.974, Sundav Gazpttc-Mnil

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