The earliest days of American photography

B&O Locomotive near Oakland MD

Toronto. Thanks to my good friend and co-founder of the PHSC, John Linsky, for emailing me about this NY Times article on the Getty exhibition of early American photography by Rena Silverman. I did a post about the Getty exhibition earlier but the NY Times puts a different spin on things – Rena begins with this paragraph, “The most forged documents in financial history were the work of ordinary rascals who needed little skill to make money. All they needed was a camera.

She goes on to review both forgeries and photography’s early days. She includes photos from the Getty exhibition too (like the Baltimore & Ohio railway locomotive above left taken around 1860 near Oakland Maryland).

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