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History of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia : a paper read before the Photographic Society, December 3, 1883 / by John C. Browne, 1884

History of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia : a paper read before the Photographic Society, December 3, 1883 / by John C. Browne, 1884

Browne, John C., 1838-1919

Photographer

Collection Information

Size: 17 p. (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Browne describes a January, 1860 meeting convened to discuss the formation of the Society. He lists officers Constant Guillou, Fairman Rogers, S. Fisher Corlies, Coleman Sellers, and Frederick Graff; early photographic developments such as the globe lens, dry plates, and magnesium light; excursions made, an 1867 exhibit of prints by Salomon and Reutlinger; and a list of members from 1862-1883.

Biographical/Historical Note

Established 1862.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Location of Originals

  • Original in: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Microfilm reel 3658 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.