PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC CONFERENCE, HELD IN NEW YORK, DECEMBER 4TH, 1890, TOGETHER WITH THE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS AS ADOPTED. AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC CONFERENCE.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC CONFERENCE, HELD IN NEW YORK, DECEMBER 4TH, 1890, TOGETHER WITH THE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS AS ADOPTED

NY: M.C. Bentham, Publisher, [1891]. First edition. 4to., [50] pp., photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard, portraits from photographs, adverts. Blank membership application bound in after p. 20. Decorative stiff paper wrappers, which are toned along the edges with some chipping at the base of the spine. A good or better copy. Item #29063

This is the first conference which brought together a number of amateur photographic societies or clubs. "The list comprises less than one half of the societies affiliated with the Conference", among them, listing their officers and members were: the Albany Camera Club, the Brooklyn Academy of Photography, the Brooklyn Society of Amateur Photographers, the Boston Camera Club, the California Camera Club, the Hoboken Camera Club the Lynn Camera Club, the Lowell Camera Club, the Plainfield Camera Club, the Providence Camera Club the Newark Camera Club, the Syracuse Camera Club, and the Society of Amateur Photographers of New York, listing Alfred Stieglitz as a member.

A constitution and by-laws were drafted; "The objects of this organization shall be the promotion of the science and art of photography and of the sciences and arts allied thereto, and to encourage and facilitate the practice of photography separate from its trade, commercial or professional relations." (as stated in the Constitution, Article I. Section II. Objects.)

WorldCat locates a single copy at the New York Historical Society.

Price: $400.00

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