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The Insiders: Photographs, comics and plays are on tonight’s docket

Have you ever wondered what some of your favorite scenic spots looked like many years ago? What buildings were there, how the landscape looked and just the overall set up of the area?

Well, we sure do and so did Richard Moore. When Moore found an 1900 image of Pawtuckaway Mountain taken from near his Deerfield home it inspired him to photograph the same scene from the same place. And that is how Moore’s exhibit, “Twice Seen,” began.

Tonight, beginning at 6 with an artists reception, Moore will be at the New Hampshire Audubon on Silk Farm Road to share his work. At 7, there will be a lecture, conducted by Moore, that will offer examples and explanations of this unusual technique and the inspiration behind it. And then all you will need is to track down some really old images to work with. Really, how hard could it be to find an old image of your most favorite place in the world?

Moore uses 19th and 20th century glass plate images with current views of the same locations in New Hampshire and Maine layered over each other. Imagine what the Insider cubicle looked like 100 years ago? Hopefully Moore will have one to show us.

But if photography is not your cup of tea and you’re more of a comic strip kind of person, then you’re certainly in luck. Lakes Region historian Carol Lee Anderson will be at Gibson’s Bookstore at 7 p.m. to discuss her book, The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana: Beyond the Archie Comic Strip.

Montana, who lived in Meredith for 30 years, was much more than just the creator of the Archie comic strip, and Anderson plans to tell you all about his New England life. We wonder if there was a real life Jughead that Montana was writing about?

And if the theater is more your speed, then you have all weekend to check out the Concord High School Drama Club’s rendition of Amadeus. The play begins tonight at 7 and will run the following two nights at the same time in the Christa McAuliffe Auditorium. Tickets are $10, $8 for students and seniors.

(Email the Insiders at theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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