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Objects incorporating photographs
909.01 Objects incorporating photographs > Paper objects that incorporate photographs
909.02 Objects incorporating photographs > The Saturday Programme and Sketch Book
909.03 Objects incorporating photographs > Calenders
909.04 Objects incorporating photographs > Family trees
909.05 Objects incorporating photographs > Menu de communion d'Adolphe Verspreeuwen
This 1882 "Photoglyptie" from the collection of the Musée français de la Photographie (2007.34.1) shows the "Menu de communion d'Adolphe Verspreeuwen".
909.06 Objects incorporating photographs > Marriage certificates
909.07 Objects incorporating photographs > Wanted criminals
Advertisements, broadsides and wanted posters for alleged criminals have a long history. Prior to photography woodcuts and engravings were used showing the person wanted along with a textual description. The organisation requesting information was usually a governmental organization or a police authority but a whole range of other private companies and vigilante groups were also involved. With the advent of photography the likenesses of the person sought presumably increased as likenesses became more accurate. The police and security services use sheets of suspects at demonstrations and the pages produced of Twenty Wanted Anarchist Women [Moscow] in 1890s Imperial Russia are essentially the same as that used by the British Public Order Intelligence Unit for a 2005 event.
One of the most famous wanted broadsides was that seeking the apprehension of those involved in the assassination of President Lincoln. Some versions of the broadside included three albumen prints of Booth, Surratt, and Herold along with the substantial reward of $100,000.
Broadside for Capture of Booth, Surratt, and Herold, April 20, 1865]
The information on printed materials is usually, an image, identification details and name when available, offence, reward and who to contact.
- Λ Unknown Artist (American School), [Broadside for Capture of Booth, Surratt, and Herold, April 20, 1865], 1865, 20 April, Printed sheet with three albumen silver prints, 60.5 x 31.3 cm (23 13/16 x 12 5/16 ins) (sheet), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005, Accession Number: 2005.100.96
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