Ravalli County Musem has More than Photos in Contest Display
Over 200 entries are displayed in the annual Ernst Peterson "Photograph Montana" contest at the Ravalli County Museum - but that's not all.
The museum has the complete collection of the late photographer Ernst Peterson and some of those photos are on display. But he also employed Hamilton residents to "tint" black and white pictures.
From flowers to landscapes, some of these hand tinted "color" photos are displayed, along with a tinting "kit."
They also have a darkroom display with the trays and enlarger. It was much harder back then to get a photo ready for print. Paul Stanton and Ken McBride used some of Peterson's original equipment creating the display.
The award presentation at 6 p.m. March 19 will include the People's Choice Ribbon, so visit the museum in Hamilton and pick your favorite entry.