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Photography - General

Arguably today's most popular and prolific art form, photography has revolutionized how we see and capture images of the world. It has evolved from a cost-prohibitive art that required extensive time and equipment to one that can now be developed in a less than a second.

The first publicly announced photographic process was that introduced by Louis Dageurre, which was made available commercially in 1839. Since then, developments in photography have reduced the required exposure time from minutes to a small fraction of a second. Developments have also incorporated more economical and convenient media such as roll films and memory cards. These developments have made it possible for even the most amateur of photographers to incorporate photographic art into their everyday lives.

At the end of the 19th century, photography began to replace painting as the preferred form of portraiture. Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen were two artists who were instrumental in helping the world recognize photography as a fine art, as opposed to just another form of record keeping. Stieglitz in particular is noted as introducing photography into museum collections, along with his wife, artist Georgia O’Keefe.

The introduction of computer-based electronic digital cameras in the '90s revolutionized photography into what we know it to be today: an accessible art form for many.

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Lincoln Conspirator Lewis Powell, Photo from Frederick Meserve Collection
Feb 01, 11:00 AM EST
Lincoln Conspirator Lewis Powell, Photo from Frederick Meserve Collection
by University Archives
Est: $300- $400
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Eadweard Muybridge 1887 Original Collotype "Males Wrestling" Plate 347
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Eadweard Muybridge 1887 Original Collotype "Males Wrestling" Plate 347
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Amelia Earhart Original Photograph, Taken Before Final Flight
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Amelia Earhart Original Photograph, Taken Before Final Flight
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Lincoln "Penny Profile" Photo After Original Brady Negative, Amazing Pamphlet Included
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Est: $300- $400
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Lincoln Conspirator Execution Photo, "The Drop," Frederick Meserve Collected & Inscribed
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Lincoln Conspirator Execution Photo, "The Drop," Frederick Meserve Collected & Inscribed
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Roosevelt Family Photo Album, Grace & Ellen Champion Tennis Players
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Roosevelt Family Photo Album, Grace & Ellen Champion Tennis Players
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Victorian Photo of Queen Mary's Bedroom in Holyrood Palace
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Fantastic African American 6pc Early Photography Archive- Prints, Tintypes, & CDVs
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Fantastic African American 6pc Early Photography Archive- Prints, Tintypes, & CDVs
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Eadweard Muybridge 1887 Original Collotype "High-Jumper" Plate 152
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Beardless Lincoln Photo From Brady Negative, Pamphlet Included
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Beardless Lincoln Photo From Brady Negative, Pamphlet Included
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Eadweard Muybridge 1887 Original Collotype "Pigeon Flying" Plate 755
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Eadweard Muybridge 1887 Original Collotype "Pigeon Flying" Plate 755
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Stables "where Booth hired his horse," Frederick Meserve Inscribed Photograph
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Elvis & Debra Paget PSA Type I "Love Me Tender" Romantic Photograph
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JFK Assassination Collage Photo PSA Slabbed and Graded
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[John Wilkes Booth] Booth's Killer Boston Corbett, Frederick Meserve Photograph
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Warren Commission PSA Type I Photo, Reenactment with Oswald's Rifle
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