Welcome to Vernacular Photography

   

WHAT IS VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY?   IS IT ART?   In The Eyes Of The Beholder: A STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS DEFINITION


 HISTORIC EVENTS OF THE MONTH OF APRIL         2019       


   Emile Zola Born  April 2, 1840


                                          


April 6, 1896.  After a brief lull of merely 1500 years, the first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece




Thomas Jefferson Born April 13, 1743

"In God We Trust" was included on all newly minted US coins starting on  April 22, 1864



 Charlie Chaplin Born April 16, 1889



           


William Shakespeare born April 23, 1564 (Two Gentlemen Of Verona)                               Samuel F.B. Morse, father of American Photography and the 

                                                                                                                                                                    inventor of the telegraph was born on April 27, 1791    


             


George Washington was inaugurated as the first American President                             The State Of Israel Was Established. April 30, 1948
April 30, 1789                                                                                                                                        Chaim Weizmann was  elected its first  president
                                                                                                                                                                                        


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.



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Root,  Marcus Aurelius. John Fries Frazer. 1/4 plate Daguerreotype

Root, Marcus Aurelius. John Fries Frazer. 1/4 plate Daguerreotype

PORTRAIT OF JOHN FRIES FRAZER (1812-1872) 1/4 plate daguerreotype. Circa 1840's. This is a str..

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English Boys Team

English Boys Team

English Boys Team. Albumen print.  8 x 6 inches ..

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Abbe ,James . Jack Dempsey.  In "Daredevil Jack."

Abbe ,James . Jack Dempsey. In "Daredevil Jack."

James AbbeJack Dempsey. In "Daredevil Jack."   19208 x 10 inch&nb..

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FRENCH COLLOTYPE. Automobile.

FRENCH COLLOTYPE. Automobile.

Automobile  CHARMING ANONYMOUS FRENCH COLLOTYPE FROM  A PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1910 4 1/2  ..

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