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The Argenta Collection

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What to know

Think back to a time before digital photography and camera phones. A time when big news events were captured by reporters, using film cameras with flash bulbs. A time when those same reporters developed their photographs in a film lab to determine which photo was best suited for a particular story, and the other photos were stored in the archives of a news outlet for use at a later time.

That was a time when a young group of musicians from Liverpool were definitely “Big News”. The Argenta Collection provides an exhibit of archival Beatles photography, including many never-before-seen images.

Retro Images, in conjunction with the Argenta Arts Foundation of North Little Rock, established the exhibition honoring these musical and cultural icons. The Argenta Arts Foundation donated the collection to Downtown Walnut Ridge, Inc. The exhibit was renamed the Argenta Collection in the foundation’s honor, and it is now available for the public to enjoy.

This is a huge collection of 229 large format Beatles photographs including many rarely seen before; believed to be the largest such collection in the world; they are on rotating display at the Lawrence County Library. Some 60 to 70 photos will be displayed at all times at the library. 

Located in the Lawrence County Library at 115 West Walnut Street, Downtown.
115 West Walnut Street
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476