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HERITAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

200 Years of Vintage & Antique Photography 1822- 2022

The first permanent photograph, a contact-exposed copy of an engraving, was made in 1822, 200 years ago. This was achieved by using the bitumen-based "heliography" process developed by Nicéphore Niépce. The first photographs of a real-world scene was made using a camera obscura,  then followed a few years later in 1826 at Le Gras, France, in 1829 Niépce entered into a partnership with Louis Daguerre and the two collaborated,  improving the process, resulting in the first real photo named Daguerreotype.

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Cameras

An Antique Camera is at least 100 years old, as is the craft to produce the photos of the times before 1922. We have everything from a large format studio camera used in the late 1800's to a range of box cameras used by the public and meant for day photography. 

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ntique
Photography

An Antique Camera is at least 100 years old, as is the craft to produce the photos of the times before 1922. We have everything from a large format studio camera used in the late 1800's to a range of box cameras used by the public and meant for day photography. 

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intage
Photography

To be considered a Vintage Camera it would need to be at least 40 years old...from 1978 or earlier. With our large collection of cameras from mid 1920's through to the late 70's, you will have great fun learning the wide range of cameras for photo taking. We hope the experience will  entice you to further explore this unique craft, creating your own one-of-a-kind art works.

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PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE

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VICTORIAN SILHOUETTES  1790-1901

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DAGUERREOTYPES
1840's

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TINTYPE  
1850's

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AMBROTYPE
1850-1860's

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COLLODION WET PLATE

1850-1900

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CARTE-DE-VISITE

1880 - 1910

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WORLD WAR I
1914 - 1918

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POSTCARDS

1903-1930

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HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR 
1930-1938

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World War II
 

1938-1945

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