A slide talk by the Penobscot Marine Museum’s photo archivist Kevin Johnson will be held at the Owls Head Community Building, 224 Ash Point Drive on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m.

The talk, sponsored by the Mussel Ridge Historical Society, will feature 75 to 100-year-old photos of the communities from the museum’s Eastern Illustrating collection as well as photographs from its Elmer Montgomery collection. The Eastern Illustrating collection includes nearly 40,000 glass plate negatives made by photographers of a “real photo” postcard manufacturer in Belfast and the presentation will focus on slides of Owls Head and the surrounding area.

Elmer Montgomery was born in 1912 at Ingrahams Hill in what was then South Thomaston, now Owls Head. He had a passion for boats and boat building and loved to spend his time by the Rockland waterfront. He took up photography for a short period of time and became skilled with a camera, making beautifully seen photographs of the boats that worked the waters of Midcoast Maine. This presentation is an opportunity to see the “way life was” through the eyes of early photographers, including a local son.

The event is free although donations will be accepted. Light refreshments will be served.