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Collection of 5 Titles On The History of Photography and Vintage Photography Catalogs  
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Collection of 5 Titles On The History of Photography and Vintage Photography Catalogs

Various authors

Various places

Various publishers

Various dates


Collection includes:

Library of Congress. Image Of America Early Photography, 1839-1900, A Catalogue [An Exhibit in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. - Opened on February 8, 1957]. Library of Congress. 1957. [viii], 88 pp. Photographs, 348 exhibit descriptions. (8vo) 10½x7¾", wrappers, photographically illustrated cover. First Edition.

Naylor, Thurman F. A New Look At The Old 35; The Origin And Early History of 35mm Photography. Cameras and Images International, Inc. 1980. 17 pp. Photographic illustrations and drawings, bibliography. 11x8½", wrappers. First Edition. 

Newhall, Beaumont. The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day. The Museum of Modern Art. 1971. 216 pp. Photographic illustrations, notes bibliography, index. (4to) 11½x8½", dark blue cloth, gilt stamped spine, printed dust jacket. Fourth edition, Second printing.

Rose, Stephen T. Vintage 19th & 20th Century Photography [Catalogs]. Stephen T. Rose. 1976 [and] 1977. Two photographica catalogs.

  • Catalog 1. November 1976. 20 pp. Photographic illustration accompanies each catalog entry. 11x8½", cream wrappers with brown cover printing, staple bound, 85 items offered for sale. First Edition.
  • Catalog 2. November 1977. 28 pp. Photographic illustration accompanies each catalog entry. 11x8½", cream wrappers with brown cover printing, staple bound. First Edition.

Smolan, Rick and David Cohen, Project Directors. A Day in the Life of California. Collins Publisher's, Inc. 1988. 240 pp. Photographs, maps, photographers' assignment locations, photographers' biographies, list of friends, advisors and consultants. (Folio) 14½x10½", dark blue cloth, gilt stamped spine and front cover, photographically illustrated dust jacket, matching cloth slipcase with front cover stamping. First Edition [BankAmerica Corporation edition].

Image Of America Early Photography, 1839-1900. "This photographic exhibition was arranged in conjunction with the International Exposition of Photography held in Washington on March 22-31, 1957. In this catalogue are listed entries describing what was exhibited, together with a few facts about the significance of the items. From its beginnings over 100 years ago, photography has provided a medium of visual communication that has been probably as important in its impact as the invention of printing from movable type.". Forward.

Thurman "Jack" Naylor of Massachusetts was a famous and well known collector of cameras and photographica. He wrote A New Look at the Old 35 to clarify facts on the 35mm camera.
In the summer of 1980, Leitz made a lot of noise in its advertisements that Leica was the first camera to use 35mm film. While many sources credited the tiny Leica as the first 35mm film camera to be popular, at least 27 35mm film cameras preceded its entry in the marketplace in 1925, many of which were included in Naylor's collection.
Naylor published this brochure to clarify facts on early 35mm cameras. The Photographic Historical Society of New England, the Leica Historical Society of America, and the Photographic Historical Society of Canada were recipients of this research. And the first 35mm camera? The earliest recorded 35mm camera is the patent by Dr. Alberto Lleo of Spain recorded on March 9th, 1908.
The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day. Since its first publication, this lucid and scholarly chronicle of the history of photography has been hailed as the classic work on the subject. No other book and no other author have managed to relate the aesthetic evolution of the art of photography to its technical innovations with such an absorbing combination of clarity, scholarship and enthusiasm. 
Newhall describes the development of photography over the past hundred years against the backdrop of social and economic changes. The book contains photographs by Talbot, Nadar, Muybridge, Stieglitz, Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy, Weston, Adams and Cartier-Bresson.
Located in Boston, Stephen T. Rose (1940-2013) was a well recognized international art consultant and published a few catalogs of photographica.

A Day in the Life of California. On April 29, 1988, 100 of the world's finest photojournalists roamed the Golden State to capture its essence. The results are measured in superlatives: primeval forests and cutting-edge technology; world-famous tourist spots and isolated outposts; Hollywood, suntans, super-highways; food fetishes, alternative lifestyles, and stylish suburbs. 175 photos.

BankAmerica Corporation was one of the project sponsor's. The bank presented these unique slipcased copies to select customers. The following quotation taken from the specially prepared page bound into this edition:

"Californians look at a challenge and see opportunity. They believe that we should always try for goals that stretch our abilities, rather than settle for those in reach. When Californian's have a dream, it becomes the nation's reality." A. W. Clausen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, BankAmerica Corporation.


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