The Museum of Vernacular Photography
THE MUSEUM WILL PRESENT EXHIBITIONS EXPLORING THE DEPTH AND SCOPE OF VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
Over the last several years many people have started to collect vernacular photography. As a result there are now many web sites devoted to vernacular photography. Also, a number of books on the subject have been published . The images which appear on these sites and in these books are unique and are thought by the authors to be wonderful examples of the genre. What these collections do in fact is mirror the taste of each individual who has collected them. As a viewer, you are being invited to take in each photograph and to let it speak for itself.
Welcome to the Museum of Vintage Photography. What we will build here is a set of different pages with information and history. Pages can focus on a specific category, artist, technology.
WHAT IS VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY? IS IT ART? In The Eyes Of The Beholder: A STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS DEFINITION
We offer a brief history of Mug Shot Photography. as well as a small rogues' gallery of images.
This is an amusing look at Cameras On Vacation. as depicted on various postcards
Am I Blue: The Cyanotype is a short illustrated history of this process
While it is not particularly common, sometimes photographers have taken pictures of their subjects from the back. About Face
If you wanted a formal photographic portrait made you went to one of the local Studio Photographers
Actors, and sometimes ordinary people, dress up as someone who they are not. I'M Not Really
Sometimes photographs mirror famous images. Museum-I'm Not Really...PartII
Many photographs taken by numerous photographers depict similar topics and subject matter. My Summer Vacation shows the commonality of just such images.
Richards Rules Of The Road
ARTICLES WHICH APPEARED IN EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY PUBLICATIONS:
This article, Photography in a Murder Case , Originally Appeared in The American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1900
Costume Figure Studies Was originally published in THE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER & PHOTOGRAPHIC NEWS, February 3, 1913)
On Souvenirs was originally printed in THE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER & PHOTOGRAPHIC NEWS. August 17, 1909. p. 174.
PHOTOGRAPHING WATER WONDERS By WILSON A. BENTLEY. This article Originally appeared in THE AMERICAN ANNUAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 1910, Volume XXIV, NY: Tennant & Ward, pp. 84-86.
Images from the museum collection are not available for sale