Albany, NY: The Photographic Society of America, 1935 - 1958. First editions. 8vos. and 4tos., variable paginations, illustrated with b&w photographs. 17 volumes. Bound in gray buckram over boards, wrappers bound in. The wrappers of a few early issues are lightly soiled; stain on the rear board of one volume. Very good to near fine. Item #30995
A long run, from Vol. 1 through Vol. 15, and Vol. 17 through Vol. 24. With bound volume; PSA JOURNAL, SECTION B, PHOTOGRAPHIC SCIENCE AND TECHNIQUE, 1950 - 1957.
Began publishing as Journal of the Photographic Society of America, Volume 1, No. 1, March, 1935, and changed its name to PSA Journal with Volume 13, No. 1, January, 1947. Initially issued as a quarterly, and subsequently, a monthly. Edited by F. Quellmalz, et al.
The Photographic Society of America was an outgrowth of the Associated Camera Clubs of America; Dr. Max Thorek was the first president of PSA. Geared towards the artistic and amateur, rather than the professional photographer, the articles focus largely on the practical and aesthetic considerations of printing and presentation, and the last throws of Pictorialism. Reviews of salons and exhibitions were an enduring feature.
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