VERNACULAR    PHOTOGRAPHY


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GREAT IMAGES BY AS-YET UNAPPRECIATED & UNDERVALUED ARTISTS

 

 

 

 

MUSEUM OF VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

   In the beginning, the  unwieldy nature of photography  gave rise to the opening of photography studios.  It was very difficult for individuals to take pictures on their own, and few did.  If you wanted a daguerreotype, ambrotype, tintype, carte de visite,  cabinet card or formal portrait made you went to a professional photographer in a studio.  It was only by the beginning of the twentieth century that advances in technology made it  possible for everyman to easily take a photograph:  "You press the button and we do the rest."    However, photography studios never ceased to exist albeit in smaller numbers.     

   We still admire the pictures  of some 20th Century  studio photographers,  i.e. Mike Disfarmer, and James Van Der Zee are two examples.  The large body of work by many other such photographers  has, for the most part,  been lost . 

 

 

THE MAY'S PHOTO STUDIO
San Francisco, California

 

 

THE NEW YORK CITY STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHER

 

 

 

CHARLES FILSON OF STEUBENVILLE, OHIO

 

 

 

 

RES IPSA LOQUITUR
LET THE THING SPEAK FOR ITSELF

 

IMAGES FROM THE MUSEUM COLLECTION ARE 
NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE.

 

 

VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY

 

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If you would like to purchase a photograph or book,
please get in touch with me via 

phone (215)726-5493, 
fax  (215) 726-5926 , 
e-mail:  rtrphoto@vernacularphotography.com  

Richard T. Rosenthal
4718 Springfield Avenue
  Philadelphia, PA   19143

 

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&
 PAYPAL
AS FORMS OF PAYMENT

  April 19, 2014

An  assortment of  19th and 20th century photographs 
taken  by anonymous 
&
  still obscure photographers

                                                                                 Copyright 2000 
                                                                    by Richard T. Rosenthal. All rights reserved.