XIII Symposium on the History of Photography

PhotoHistory XIII

The 13th Triennial Symposium on
the History of Photography

October 20-22, 2006 Rochester,
New York

Join us in Rochester, New York to meet historians, collectors, photo experts and dealers from around the world. Tour George Eastman House, a stately 1905 mansion, and International Museum of Photography and Film. 

This symposium, held every 3 years since 1970, brings together leaders in the field of Photographic History.



Scheduled Speakers and Topics

Wm. B.  Becker, Detroit MI

Director of  The American Museum of Photography, www.
photographymuseum.com Grand Illusion: The
Story of Spirit Photography
Revealing, for the first time, historic secret methods for
photographing ghosts.

Terry Bennett,
London UK

Author &  researcher in early East- Asian photography Photography in Japan
1853-2912; Latest Developments In and New Information on Japanese
PhotoHistory Studies

Gordon Brown,  Chili NY

Originator of name “T-Max,” Kodak representative to Ansel Adams
Workshops, Kodak Digital Ambassador Photography BC & AD
– Before Computers and After Digital
– The history of digital

Nicholas M. Graver, Rochester, NY

Photographic Antiquarian. Books & Photography.
We all depend on the printed word, whatever our interests. Let’s explore the
appreciation and collection of photographic literature in every possible form.

Carole Glauber, Portland OR

Researcher By the
Time I Got to Woodstock: Eva Watson-Sch
ütze, Photography and
   Schütze (1868-1935) was a
pictorialist who photographed many artists and
intellectuals of her time, co-founded the Photo-Secession movement with
Alfred Stieglitz, and was one of the first members of the Byrdcliffe
art colony in Woodstock.

Daile Kaplan,  New York NY

VP and Director of Photographs, Swann Galleries, author,
http://www.swanngalleries.com Picture
Currency:    New Trends in Collecting Photographs

Terry King, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Chairman of  the Historical Group of the Royal
Photographic Society Early
Photographic  Processes Reconstructed.
Retro- invention:
going back to the knowledge and materials of the  time
to   reinvent a photographic process, includingasphaltum and
Herschel’s iron processes.

Dr. George Layne, Flourtown PA

Writer, researcher, collector. Founder of Kodak Historical Society. The Kodak Girl: More
Than  an Advertising Icon
  Banquet talk

Ralph London, Portland OR &
Rick Soloway, Tucson AZ

Both are researchers and collectors. Rick is a published professional
photographer. Walter
Dorwin Teague: Master American Camera Design
Teague (1883-1960)
started the profession of industrial designer, creating many cameras
for Kodak and Polaroid.

Eaton Lothrop,  Miller
Place NY

Author, researcher, collector Photos While you Wait – 20th
Century Wet-Process Street Photography
: The Cameras,
the  Photographers and the Photos

James McKeown, Grantsburg WI

Author, with wife Joan, of McKeown’s Guide to Antique and Classic
Cameras, 12 editions since 1974; collector Collecting Cameras: The
State of the Market
Prices and trends.

Michael Pritchard FRPS, London UK

Director  of   Photographic Auctions, Christie’s Ingenious, Novel and
Strange: British Photographic     Patents 1839-1900

Patents growth, changes and trends

Grant Romer, Rochester NY

Director, Advanced Residency Program in  Photographic
Conservation, George Eastman House More Light – A New
Understanding of the Wolcott Camera and the Life  and Achievements
of Alexander S.  Wolcott and John Johnston
The first
American photographic patent and the basis for the establishment of the
photographic portrait studio business in the US and UK.

Philip Storey, Gloucester MA

Researcher Somewhere
in the USA: Images of the Early 20th-Century Street Photographers
photos, history, venues, motifs, paper frames.

Regine Thiriez, Paris

Reseacher The
Formative Years of  Shanghai Photography, 1824-1875
Opium Wars were crucial to the development of photography in China…”

In addition, Jack
and Beverly Wilgus
will be demonstrating the
Wilgus Tent Camera
in the gardens of George Eastman House during the
Symposium. Learn more about this fascinating demonstration at:  http://brightbytes.com/cosite



Schedule of Events


Friday. October 20

(Optional guided tour of George Eastman House at 10:30 AM or 2
PM: $5 each. Sign up on registration form)

5 PM —10 PM

7 PM —10 PM

DoubleTree Inn, 1111 Jefferson Road, Henrietta


Saturday, October 21

8AM—6 PM

George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. (Free bus provided to GEH AM and
back to hotel PM)

Optional Banquet at hotel
($30) 7 PM

Banquet Speaker 8:15 PM

Sunday, October 22

Photographica Trade Show and Sale 10AM -4PM

DoubleTree Inn, 1111 Jefferson Road, Henrietta Photographic equipment,
images, books, ephemera and memorabilia. Admission is included in the
registration, and is $5 for the general public; early admission, $40. For dealer in formation, contact Tim Fuss,

Symposium Registration Registration is $90 and includes:

-Friday reception

-Saturday symposium

-Saturday box lunch

-Saturday coffee breaks

-Sunday trade show

Saturday banquet ticket is $30 additional

The first 200 registrants will receive a copy of the 1983 coffeetable
book (list: $75) on Alfred Stieglitz, courtesy of Eastman Kodak
Company. Recipients must attend; limit one per family

For registration information, registration forms and related Symposium
information check the TPHS website, http://www.tphs.org. Or send request to
Photohistoryl3@frontiernet.net or to PhotoHistory XIII, P0 Box 10153,
Rochester, NY 14610-0153

Accommodations Contact
the DoubleTree Inn, 1111 Jefferson Road, Henrietta, at (585) 475-1510
for the TPHS rate of $94 per night.

Directions to the DoubleTree
1111 Jefferson Road, Henrietta

From NY Thruway (1-90): Take 1-390 (Exit 46) north toward Rochester.
Take Exit 14 (Jefferson/ East Henrietta Rd.). At traffic light, take a

From airport: Exit airport east onto Brooks Ave. Take ramp right onto
1-390. Then Exit 14A-B, turn right onto Ramp (Rt-252/Rt 15A). Keep LEFT
to stay on Ramp (Rt 15A/ E. Henrietta Rd). Turn right (North) onto SR
15A (E. Henrietta Rd.). Turn right into Inn. The hotel provides a


PhotoHistory XIII Lodging Update

The Double Tree Hotel is sold out. The Best Western Rochester is just 0.2 miles from the
Double Tree, walking distance, and they will be running a shuttle Friday evening for our
registration reception. We inspected the hotel; it looks good. They have single, king or
double queen rooms at $79.00 as a special rate for us. You can contact them at 585-427-2700,
ask for the PhotoHistory XIII rate. TPHS has reserved a block of rooms. We have arranged
for our bus to pick up there on Saturday morning, and return in the evening, as well
as at the Double Tree.

For those who may prefer more lavish accomodations, the Strathallan Hotel on East Avenue
is only a few blocks from George Eastman House, easy walking distance for those flying in. Their rate is $107.00 for a studio, or $117.00
for a 1 bedroom. Their normal rate $169.00. You can reach them at 585-461-5010, ask for
the Eastman Music Weekend rate.

Directions to George Eastman
House (GEH)
, 900 East Ave. http://www.eastman.org

From the East: Take NY Thruway (1-90) to 1-490 (Exit 45). Take 490 West
to Exit 19 (Culver Rd.). Turn right at the top of the exit. Proceed to
the third traffic light (East Ave.) and turn left. GEH is a quarter of
a mile, on the right side of East Ave.

From the West: Take NY Thruway (1-90) to I- 490 (Exit 47-LeRoy). Take
490 east through Downtown Rochester to Exit 17 (Goodman St.). Take a
left at the top of the exit. Proceed to the fourth traffic light (East
Ave.) and turn right. GEH is a quarter of a mile, on the left side of
East Ave.

From the South (Elmira, Corning): Take I- 390 North to 1-590 North to
1-490 West. Take 490 West to Exit 19 (Culver Rd.). Turn right at the
top of the exit. Proceed to the third traffic light (East Ave.) and
turn left. GEH is a quarter of a mile, on the right side of East Ave.

Rochester Attractions

GEH Museum hours are
Tues-Sat. 10-5; Thurs. 10-8, Sun. 1-5. http://www.geh.org (585) 271-3361

Memorial Art Gallery, 500
University Ave. (near GEH) Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit. For tickets see
http://www.mag.rochester.edu (585) 473-7720

Strong Museum. 1
Manhattan Square, downtown: antiques, children’s museum, open daily
http://www.strongniuseum.org (585) 263-2801

Visitor  Information Center:
45  East  Ave. http://www.visitRochester.com 1-800-677-7282

PHSNE SHOW: Oct 28-29
Photographic Historical Society of New England photo show in Watertown
MA http://www.phsne.org (617) 965-0807, (781) 592-2553

PhotoHistory XIII The 13th Triennial

Symposium on the

History of Photography

October 20-22, 2006 Rochester,
New York

Presented by

The Photographic Historical

(founded 1966)

at George Eastman House

International Museum of
Photography & Film