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    Tanya Sheehan, associate professor of art at Colby College, introduces students involved in the creation of the exhibit Photography and Migration during a presentation Friday at Colby College.

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    Tanya Sheehan, associate professor of art at Colby College, far left, introduces the exhibit Photography and Migration on Friday at Colby. The exhibit was created to show migration patterns and provide historical perspective for the area through donated images from local families and the Colby College archives.

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    Colby College students, from left, Anya Peck, Barrie Tovar and Lydia Nicholson introduce the exhibit Photography and Migration on Friday at Colby College. The exhibit was created to show migration patterns and provide historical perspective for the area through donated images from local families and the Colby College archives.

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    Gedeon Picher and his wife, Alvine Maheu, a native of Waterville, were married in 1887 in Notre Dame Catholic Church. The couple had 12 children, many of whom helped run the plumbing and furniture business that Picher opened after closing his portrait studio.

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    The exhibit Photography and Migration was created by Colby College students to help understand migration patterns and provide historical perspective for the area through donated images from local families and the Colby College archives.

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    Tanya Sheehan, associate professor of art at Colby College, far left, introduces the exhibit Photography and Migration on Friday at Colby College in Waterville. The exhibit was created to show migration patterns and provide historical perspective for the area through donated images from local families and the Colby College archives.

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    Gedeon Picher, a Canadian-born immigrant to Waterville in the late 1800s, was known for portraits such as this one that he took at his Water Street studio. The photo was bought on eBay by Tanya Sheehan, associate professor of art at Colby College. The photo is part of an exhibit documenting photography and immigrant migration to Waterville.

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