Back in the day, freelance photographer Bert Morgan was trusted by high society. He once said, "I got to know the Southampton group, the Newport group, the group that went every day to the races, the group that regularly went to Jamaica and Bermuda. Shortly, no matter where I went, I found plenty of people I knew I could make pictures of." He was invited to society parties where he took pictures he'd later sell to publications like Town & Country and Vogue.
An exhibition of his work, Southampton Blue Book, 1930 to 1960: Photographs by Bert Morgan, will open to the public at the Southampton Historical Museum on Saturday, May 10, 2014 and remain on view through Saturday, October 18, 2014. You'll see subjects ranging from an adorable young Jacqueline Bouvier, the wedding of Henry Ford II to Anne McDonnell (yes, the ones who owned the house on Gin Lane threatened with demolition), Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, to socialite Mrs. Winston Guest. Come to an opening reception at the Rogers Mansion on Saturday, June 7, from 4 to 6PM.
· Southampton Historical Museum [Official site]