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Vernacular photograph

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Date:

    ca.1905-1950 (photographed)

  • Credit Line:

    Lent by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Peter Cohen

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TECHS

Date

ca.1905-1950 (photographed)

Dimensions

Width: 61 mm image, Width: 72 mm paper, Height: 117 mm image, Height: 123 mm paper

Object history note

From the collection of Peter Cohen. Given as part of a group of 50 photographs featuring cameras.

Descriptive line

Vernacular photograph, photographer unknown, c.1905-50. Gelatin silver print, from the collection of Peter Cohen, given as part of a group of 50 photographs featuring cameras.

Labels and date

Unknown Photographers
American and European vernacular
photographs
About 1910–60

As this selection of snapshots demonstrates, the
camera has proved to be an irresistible subject
for generations of amateur photographers. These
photographs of people holding cameras or in the
act of taking photographs attest to the broad
social appeal of the camera for much of the 20th
century.

Gelatin silver prints and C-type prints
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity
of Peter Cohen
Museum nos. LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.710:1 to 50-2015 [23/7/2016-5/3/2017]

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Camera

Categories

Photographs; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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