Frozen Frames: The Fényes-Curtin-Paloheimo Collection

Frozen Frames: Preserving Pasadena’s Visual Legacy, which is available Winter 2021 - Spring 2023, is an exhibit series that unfolds in four parts over a year-long period, bringing artistically and historically compelling images out of the deep freeze and into public view. The photographs come from among the more than 200,000 at-risk negatives that are now cryogenically preserved as part of the Museum’s Great History Freeze project of 2015.

The Fényes-Curtin-Paloheimo Collection: The images in this collection were selected from 1,500 nitrate negatives that document the life and interests of the Fényes Family matriarch, Mrs. Eva Scott Fényes (1849-1930), and carry the visual legacy of Pasadena from 125 years ago forward.

To view the images in an exhibition, click on ENTER EXHIBITION or on the X. You can view a photograph's caption by clicking on the photograph and then clicking on the photograph's info icon in the top right corner.