Little would Louis Daguerre have thought that nearly 200 years after creating the first daguerreotype the machines spawned by his inventions would be still so popular (before anyone writes in I know that photography in some forms had been mooted since the 4th century BC (pin hole cameras) and that it was Hercules Florence who first invented a similar way of creating an image to Daguerre and coined the term Photographie, I study history, but it doesn?t all link as well). although I am sure he would have dreamed it would. But what I am sure of is that he didn?t realise just how collectable photographs and photographic equipment would become! In fact a daguerreotype camera from 1939 once sold for just under 1 million dollars (US)!
So with collectables being so popular, it would be remiss of the Fatphotographer to not have a committed page for links to sites dedicated to collectable photographic equipment or paraphernalia.
It is not just camera gear that is collected, many people collect and archive old photographs, so I have tried to include links to those as well as camera gear.
I do not claim to know much about the subject of collectables, so if any more knowledgeable person would like to write an infinitely more detailed (and probably interesting) introduction to collectables in the photographic world, please contact me via the feedback forms.
As always if we have missed something let us know via the feedback forms and we will try to include it, just no lol cats! (And that isn?t a joke!!).
The majority of our customers are enthusiasts worldwide who share a passion as much for photography as they do for a great value. Collectors see us as a source for items not available elsewhere and pros rely on us for our expertise and prompt service.
The Photographic Historical Society
The Photographic Historical Society began over 40 years ago as a club for camera collectors in Rochester, NY. It has grown to an organization of several hundred international members who share an interest in the history of photography, and in the collection of its images and artifacts. TPHS holds monthly meetings during the academic year with invited speakers.
Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943
These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America?s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.
The American Museum of Photography
The American Museum of Photography is a Virtual Museum
Antique & Classic Cameras
Here you will find highly detailed price and information guides on popular Classic Cameras & Lenses, as well as many related links.
Welcome to Camera-Collectables, a site dedicated to provide affordable used cameras for the photographer and collector...
If you have Photographs to SELL, Please let us know.
The pages here are a reflection of my personal interests. Firstly and primarily, I have been a collector of cameras and a researcher of photographic history for a number of years.
Field Cameras of the United States: 1879-1930
Field Cameras of the United States: 1879-1930
George Eastmans House
A steadily growing digital image sampler and browsing resource for the vast photography holdings of George Eastman House
Early photography: 19th Century Daguerreotype, Ferrotype (Tintype) and Ambrotype pictures. Original vintage Albumen and Photogravure prints.
Marti's Camera Room!
this site is relatively graphics-intensive. If you're using a dial-up connection and the images aren't loading fully, you'll get better results using the "previous," "auto/stop," and "next" links to the left.
Pacific Rim Camera
Anthony is the oldest name in the American photographic industry. Samuel Morse was one the very first American daguerreotypists, and in 1840, Edward Anthony was one of his first students.
Scott's Photographica Collection
Welcome to the Web site of an incurable photographica collector. Photographica? One of those modern words not yet listed in the dictionary. Each of us afflicted with the photographica collecting habit probably has our personal definition of this word. To me, it means just about anything related to photography, with emphasis on artifacts - photographic + artifact.
Gallery of Cameras/Photography Collectibles at Steve's Collectibles
It is one of the intriguing things about the history of photography that "cameras" existed before photography had been invented. For several centuries artists had used a portable camera obscura to help them draw scenes accurately.
The Brownie Camera Page
The Brownie Camera Page is celebrating the 110th birthday of the Brownie! 1900-2010!
THE GEM & CARTE DE VISITE TINTYPE
The form of tintype (also referred to as ferrotype or sometimes melainotype) known as a "gem" is a small photographic image usually anywhere from 3/4" to 1" wide and 1¼" high made possible by the use of a multi-lens camera with repeating back which therefore could produce multiple exposures on a single photographic plate.
The Kodak Collector's Page
Welcome to The Kodak Collector's Page. I collect Eastman Kodak cameras, equipment, advertising, and other Kodakabilia. This website contains images and information about my Kodak collection.
The Kodak Girl
Kodakgirl.com is dedicated to unrecognized and anonymous women photographers worldwide, past, present and future. We thank them for recording and thereby preserving images of ordinary people and their everyday lives over the past 150 years. Their pictures will be treasured by generations to come. Keep on clicking!
"When I tell people I collect snapshots, I usually get a blank stare. So I made this video to help explain why I love them. " - A fascinating video of old photos!
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