Historic Napa was founded at the advent of photography and thus its development is well-documented. The Presence of the Past chronicles eighteen select landmarks, representing nine different categories of buildings throughout the Valley. This is accompanied by an overview of changes and innovations in photography around the world. Some of the landmarks have withstood the test of time, while others no longer grace the landscape; however, the landscape remains. Visit the exhibit in the Goodman Library to view a selection of photographs and historical objects and explore the passage of time in the Napa Valley through historic and modern images from our collections.