Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 1:00 – 5:00pm

Understanding and Collecting Historic Photographs
Instructor: Jeremy Rowe

This 4-hour workshop will provide an introduction to collecting photographs and photographica. It will begin with an overview of photographic history for collectors, future collectors, and others interested in photography, and will address 19th and early 20th century photography including:

  • Cased images (Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, and Tintypes) – 1840 to1860
  • Early paper processes and albumen prints (cartes-de-visites Cabinet, boudoir cards and mounted photographs) – 1855 to 1900
  • Stereographs – 1855 to 1940
  • Vernacular photographs and snapshots – 1885 to 1940
  • Albums
  • Photographic Postcards – 1900 to 1940

Cameras, viewers, photographica and related ephemera will also be discussed.

In this workshop you will learn about sources and collecting organizations, and be shown real examples of the photographic processes through a hands-on session as well as a PowerPoint presentation. This workshop will be highly interactive and will include time for discussion of items brought by participants.

Cost: $75*
Note: Class limited to 20 students
You can registar (PDF or DOC) and print out the form to be mailed.

March 4 – 26, 2011

The Victorian Art Walk at Tilt Gallery by Jeremy Rowe

Photography was born and matured during the Victorian era. The Victorian Art Walk at the Tilt Gallery includes examples of many of the innovative photographic processes of that era. The exhibition presents cased images including Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, tintypes, and albumen paper processes, from the cartes-de-visite and stereograph of the 1850s to the mounted cabinet and boudoir cards. Many of these images are unique and range from fine art prints to vernacular and found images, each with their own special magic.

Dr. Jeremy Rowe has collected, researched, and written about 19th and early 20th century photographs for over twenty-five years. He has written Arizona Photographers 1850 – 1920: A History and Directory and Arizona Real Photo Postcards: A History and Portfolio, and curated exhibitions with many regional museums. Jeremy has been conference co-chair for the National Stereoscopic Association, serves on the Board of the Daguerreian Society, has worked with the Library of Congress American Memory project, a digital historic photographic collection, and manages

  • Opening Reception, Friday March 4, 6-9pm
  • Third Friday Phoenix art walk March 18, 6-9pm
  • Art Detour: March 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m and March 20, noon to 5 p.m.

Join Jeremy Rowe in a 4 hour class
Understanding and Collecting Historic Photographs : Cost $75.00
Saturday, March 5 from 1:00 – 5:00pm
Visit this link to find out more information & to register