Welcome to a History of Photography Website


Our collection of photographs covers an aspect of photography that spans the 1870s and 1880s. A world when more people than ever were getting to know the world around them. A time where photographs were abundant and armchair travelers could settle in for trip to a far away place from the comfort of their living rooms.

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The Collection

Our prints are of high quality. They are unmounted single albumen prints in perfect condition made by photographers who knew their subjects. The poses were relaxed and genuine not those hollow shells that exist in the typographic images.

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The Curator

Don Camera is a Philadelphia photographer and educator. Don has been curating his collection of prints through many decades and has a deep passion for these cultural, historical, and social documents.