XIV Symposium on the History of Photography

PhotoHistory XIV 
The 14th Triennial Symposium on the History of Photography
October 16-18, 2009 Rochester, New York
click here for a PDF of TPHS XIV schedule
Join us to meet historians, collectors, photo experts, and dealers from around the world.
Tour George Eastman House (GEH): his stately 1905 mansion and gardens and the International Museum of Photography & Film.

This symposium, held every 3 years since 1970, is organized by The
Photographic Historical Society, the oldest such organization in the
world, founded in 1966.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, October 16

Registration & Reception 7:00 PM–10:00 PM at DoubleTree Hotel
Rochester (Hotel)

Saturday, October 17

Symposium 8:00 AM–5:30 PM at George Eastman House (Dryden Theatre
entrance)

Banquet 7:00 PM at the Hotel

Sunday, October 18

Photographica Trade Show & Sale 9:00 AM–4:00 PM at the Hotel

SPEAKERS & TOPICS (Afternoon
sessions are separated into two tracks: images & hardware)

Terry Bennett (Surrey, England),
“EarlyPhotography in China, 1842-1870”Robert Bogdan
(Orwell, Vermont),“Photo Postcards: The People’s Photography,1905-1935”

Jerome “Pepper” Broad
(Pequea,Pennsylvania), “Tradesmen, Craftsmenand Laborers in Occupational Tintypes”

Andrew Davidhazy
(Honeoye Falls,

New York), “The Vanishing High-Speed

Motion Picture Cameras: A Lecture/ Demonstration”

Rolf Fricke
(Rochester, New York), “Eaton

Lothrop Remembered” (at banquet, 15

minutes)

Todd Gustavson (GEH
Technology Curator,

Rochester, New York), CAMERA: A

History of Photography from the Daguerreotype

to Digital (GEH publication,

15 minutes)

Matthew Isenburg
(Hadlyme, Connecticut),

“The Many Faces of Daguerre—

in Advertisements, Engravings, Paintings,

and Daguerreotypes”

Steven Joseph
(Brussels, Belgium),

“Early Advertising Photography: a Well-

Kept Secret”

William Kraus
(Newtown, Pennsylvania)

and Takayuki Kawai (Saline,

Michigan), “Nikon Cameras: the Early

Years”

George Layne
(Flourtown, Pennsylvania),

“The Earliest Kodak Cameras with

String-set Shutters”

Nancy Martin (Rochester, New York),“The Kodak Historical Collection at theUniversity of Rochester—a Resource forPhotographic Historians” (15 minutes)Les Newcomer
(Farmington, Michigan),“How Folmer & Schwing’s CamerasChanged Photography”

Barret Oliver
(Glendora, California),

“The Woodburytype: Its History, Technology,

and Influence”

Linda Ries (New
Cumberland, Pennsylvania),

“J. Horace McFarland and the

Autochrome”

Steven Sasson
(Hilton, New York), “The

Dawn of Digital” (banquet speech by

coinventor of digital camera)

Robert Shanebrook
(Rochester, New

York), “The 35 mm Film Story: Factors

that Created ‘135’—the Most Popular Film

Format”

Lorne Shields (Thornhill,
Ontario, Canada),

“History of the Bicycle Through the

Lens of the Camera”

Rachel Stuhlman
(GEH Librarian,

Rochester, New York), Imagining Paradise:

The Richard & Ronay Menschel Library

at George Eastman House, Rochester

(GEH publication, 15 minutes)

Sarah J. Weatherwax
(Curator of

Prints and Photographs, The Library

Company of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia,

Pennsylvania), “Catching a Shadow:

Daguerreotypes in
Philadelphia, 1839-1860”

ACCOMMODATIONS LOCATION:
Doubletree Hotel Rochester, 1111 Jefferson Road, Rochester (Henrietta),
New York 14623 USA, http://www.doubletree.com

The Doubletree local number is 585-475-1510

The Doubletree 800 number is 800-222-tree or 800-222-8733.

Special Rate: Ask for the PhotoHistory rate of $119 per night

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION

BY MAIL: Send
registration forms & checks ($US) to PhotoHistory XIV, POBox 10342,
Rochester NY 14610 USA, http://www.tphs.org, PhotoHistoryXIV@frontiernet.net

IN PERSON: Dryden Theatre
Lobby, George Eastman House, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, New York; 7:30
AM, Saturday, October 17

FEE: $95 (includes
reception, symposium, box lunch, & trade show admission)

BANQUET FEE: $32 (at
Hotel, Saturday eve)

PHOTOGRAPHICA TRADE SHOW &
SALE THEME:
photographic equipment, images, books, ephemera,
memorabilia, & more

DATE: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM, Sunday,
October 18

LOCATION: DoubleTree Hotel
Rochester


ADMISSION: included in
the registration; $5 for the general public (free after 2:00 PM)

FOR DEALER INFORMATION:
contact Tim Fuss, (585) 482-8963, Tim@Pixel-Wave.com

ROCHESTER ATTRACTIONS

• George Eastman House, http://www.eastmanhouse.org (585) 271.3361

• Visual Studies Workshop, http://www.vsw.org

• Arts Council, http://www.artsrochester.org

• Memorial Art Gallery, http://www.mag.rochester.edu

• Rochester Museum & Sci. Center, http://www.rmsc.org

• Landmark Society, http://www.landmarksociety.org

• Strong National Museum of Play, http://www.museumofplay.org

• City of Rochester, http://www.cityofrochester.gov

OTHERS

• Photographic History Society of New England, Oct. 24-25, Wakefield,
Mass. http://www.phsne.org

Note that the 72nd Boston Photographica Show will take place the week after the XIVth
Symposium in Rochester.

For information aboput the event visit:
http://www.phsne.org/shows.html

• Daguerreian Society Symposium, Nov. 12-15, Philadelphia, Penna.,
info@daguerre.org

PhotoHistory XIV
The 14th Triennial Symposium on the History of Photography
October 16-18, 2009 Rochester, New York
Presented by The Photographic Historical Society at George Eastman
House International Museum of Photography & Film
PhotoHistory XIV, POBox 10342. Rochester, New York 14610