History Event Set at Library

A new type of history presentation titled “For Your Eyes Only: Two Ways of Seeing,” will feature two local experts discussing what they notice in vintage Alameda images. Woody Minor, author of A Home in Alameda and many other books and newspaper stories about Island culture, buildings and history and Grant Ute, author of Alameda by Rail, transit historian and photo archivist at the Western Railway Museum will host. The presenters will show how foreground and background switch, depending on personal interests and knowledge about content cues and context. The event takes place Tuesday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. Above, an otherwise ordinary photo from Alameda by Rail of an Oakland Transit Company streetcar includes future general manager R.F. Kelly demonstrating a simple fender designed to protect wayward pedestrians.