Welcome to the North American Photographic History site

This is a place where students, academics, scholars, and independent researchers of the history of photography in North America can connect with each other. Here you can reach out to others with your photographic news, announcements, commentaries, inquiries, job notices, and anything else you feel may be of interest to the broader photographic history community.


I've been a longtime fan of the impressive British Photographic History website, created and maintained by Dr. Michael Pritchard. BPH was started in 2009 and now has nearly 3,000 members. It contains an imposing archive of knowledge, all made possible by the collective efforts of its members. I congratulate Dr. Pritchard and his colleagues for all that they've done to make the history of British photography more accessible to…

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In preparation for the Princeton Art Museum exhibition on Clarence H. White, Dr. Anne McCauley of Princeton University worked with other scholars, students, and scientists at Princeton and at the Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. They used scientific instuments usually asociated…

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North Carolina lawyer Frank Abrams unknowingly bought a rare photograph at a flea market that experts now say shows Billy the Kid sitting with Pat Garrett, the man who would eventually kill him. Mr. Abrams was interested in the small tintype because…
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I am currently working on a documentary film titled Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay www.donotbendfilm.com. I wanted to not only let you know that the film was in production but also to reach out to anyone in the US who knew Bill - per…
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