Poets, prophets, and reformers are all picture-makers — and this ability is the secret of their power and of their achievements. They see what ought to be by the reflection of what is, and endeavor to remove the contradiction.The Museum's exhibition examines the impact of images on social reform advocacy in the development of Boston, New York, and Chicago in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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