(PHOTOGRAPHS FOR SALE. CLICK ON THE ABOVE TABS TO SEE OUR INVENTORY)
WHAT IS VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY?
IS IT ART?
A STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS ILLUSTRATED DEFINITION
HISTORIC EVENTS OF THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2019
November 2, 1047, The first and only flight of Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose
November 2, 1795. President James K. Polk born
A great and underrated President
November 4, 1922 King Tut's Tomb discovered
November 26, 1922 - In Egypt, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon
first went inside the tomb of King Tutankhamen.
November 4, 1879 Will Rogers born
November 5, 2019 Election Day
November 6, 1860 Abraham Lincoln elected
16th President of the United States
November 8, 1895 X-Rays discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen
November 10, 1775. The United States Marine Corps was established
November 11th Veterans Day.
Memorial Day 1922 Waukesha, Wisconsin
November 13, 1850 Robert Louis Stevenson born
November 14, 1765 Robert Fulton born
November 18, 1789 Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre was born
(Matthew Brady at Gettysburg)
November 19, 1863 - President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address
"November 24, 1859 - Charles Darwin's book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was first published,
theorizing that all the living creatures descended from a common ancestor." (The History Place)
"November 26, 1789 - The first American holiday occurred, proclaimed by President George Washington to be Thanksgiving Day,
a day of prayer and public thanksgiving in gratitude
for the successful establishment of the new American republic. "(The History Place)
"Plate 1 of The Birds of America by John James Audubon, depicting a wild turkey" (Wikipedia)
November 30, 1835. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born
November 30, 1874 Winston Churchill born
"November 30, 1782 - A provisional peace treaty was signed between Great Britain and the United States heralding the end of America's War of Independence. The final treaty was signed in Paris on September 3, 1783. It declared the U.S. "...to be free, sovereign and independent states..." and that the British Crown "...relinquishes all claims to the government, propriety and territorial rights of the same, and every part thereof." (The History Place)"
Vernacular photography has only recently been recognized as a fertile field for collectors, scholars and history buffs. It is also an area in which it is still possible for the beginner to afford wonderful examples of the photographer's art.
These pages will present an assortment of 19th and 20th century photographs.
New items will be continually added so that you can return often and enjoy each new visit as a fresh, pleasant and educational experience.