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1 Exteriors          
Title | Lightbox | Checklist 
2 Interiors          
Title | Lightbox | Checklist 
3 Backgrounds          
Title | Lightbox | Checklist 
4 Properties, accessories and novelties          
Title | Lightbox | Checklist 
519th Century Itinerant Photographers          
Title | Lightbox | Checklist 
6 Photographic vans, wagons and cars          
Title | Lightbox | Checklist 
7 Dark tents          
Title | Lightbox | Checklist 
8Carleton Watkins - Spring Valley Water Works          
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9 Marketing          
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10 Supplies          
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19th Century Photographic Studios
Backgrounds
 
  
Introduction by
John Toohey
 
With the assistance of George C. Berticevich, Barbara Cowan, T. Max Hochstetler and James Wyman.
 
Images researched and selected by Alan Griffiths.
 
Thanks to all the gallery owners, dealers, photo-curators, photo-historians and institutions who have allowed their scans of images and photographs to be included.
 
This online exhibition will be improved and we welcome examples from those who have nineteenth century sales catalogues illustrating or describing studio backgrounds. If anybody has done an analysis of the manufacturers supplying backgrounds we'd be most interested. alan@luminous-lint.com 
  
Introduction 
  

Acknowledgements:  
  
Allsworth Rare Books, American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution, Andrew Daneman collection of American Tintypes, Antiq-Photo, Artcurial, Barry Singer Gallery, Bassenge Photography Auctions, Be-Hold, Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books, Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Département des Estampes et de la Photographie, California State LIbrary, Capitol Gallery, Carl Mautz Vintage Photographs, Charles Schwartz Ltd, Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs, Cleveland Museum of Art, Dennis A. Waters Fine Daguerreotypes, Dennis George Crow, Google Books, InstallationsAntiques, J. Cosmas Vintage Photography, Jeffrey Kraus Antique Photographics, KaufmaNelson Vintage Photographs, Library and Archives Canada, Library of Congress - Prints and Photographs Division, Musée français de la Photographie, Notman Photographic Archives - McCord Museum of Canadian History, Oceania-Ethnographica, Past to Present: Vintage Photo Gallery, Paul Frecker, Private collection, Private collection of Brian Smolens, Private collection of George C. Berticevich, Private collection of Gilles Dupont, Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius), Private collection of John Toohey, Private collection of Laurie Minor, Private collection of Michel Mégnin, Private collection of Nigel Maister, Private collection of Richard O. Titus, Private collection of Rob Oechsle, Private collection of T. Max Hochstetler, Rijksmuseum, Stereographica - Antique Photographica, Steven Evans Vintage Photography, The Isenburg Collection @ AMC Toronto.
 
  
Themes 
  
Backgrounds and foregrounds 
Interiors of photographic studios 
Photographic studios 
Studio necessities 
The business of photography 
  

 
 
  

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