Rob's 18th Annual International Camera Shows Only 48 camera shows listed so far. The number of
shows continues to drop so, as always, contact me if you know about a show that is not on my list.
Important Show News:The renowned PhotoHistory Symposium will be replaced by a new conference,
PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture, scheduled for April 20-22, 2018. Refer to the Rochester Intitute of Technology
website for news and updates.
Early 1850s American-Style Chamfered Daguerreotype Camera (½-plate format) This ½-plate
format (4¼ x 5½ inch) American daguerreotype camera nearly dates to the first decade of photography.
While not the earliest American camera, the beautiful rosewood veneered body with distinctive corner
chamfering was made from roughly 1845 to the early 1850s. Although the maker is unknown, there are a
limited number of references leading some researchers to believe these were made in Vienna for the
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