Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson, 1871 - 1872. First editions. 4tos., variable paginations, each issue calls for a mounted photographic plate which is missing in 4 issues: Vol. 1, No. 7; Vol. 2, Nos.14, 15, 16. Decorated stiff wrappers. 2 volumes (23 issues). Each volume is housed in a newly-made clamshell box. Volume 2 is lacking Issue No. 23. One issue with a replacement front wrapper; the front wrapper is detached on three issues, and a few issues have chips or tears to the wrappers; the others, with a few exceptions, are very good and mostly unopened. Issue No. 21, September 1872 contains an albumen portrait of George Armstrong Custer in buckskin and red kerchief by James A. Scholten. Item #29834
Between 1864 and 1870, THE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORLD, edited by Edward L. Wilson, was published as supplement to THE PHILADELPHIA PHOTOGRAPHER. It became an independent journal in 1871, and was absorbed in January 1873 with THE PHILADELPHIA PHOTOGRAPHER. The year 1871 is designated as Volume 1. The original photographs were made by G.W. Wilson, F. Grasshoff, Suddards & Fennemore, T.T. Sweeney, Wm. Kurtz, Jones & Stiff, Dinmore & Wilson, E. M. Klinedinst, J. A. Scholten, J. Landy, et al. A complete run, save the missing Issue 23 of November 1872.
Appended to each issue is THE PHOTOGRAPHIC TIMES. Edited by Edward Wilson and published by Scovil Manufacturing Company, New York. The paginations vary and the numbering sequence extends that of THE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORLD. The publishing history is rather complicated and obscure for this serial. Walter Koelzer, in Photographic and Cinematographic Periodicals No. 18700 states, "Between 1864 and 1870 published as a supplement of THE PHILADELPHIA PHOTOGRAPHER. Became and independent journal between 1871 - 1872, and merged finally in January 1873 with THE PHILADELPHIA PHOTOGRAPHER. 1871 is called Volume 1"