From The Observer

By Ann Votaw 10/20/2017

I have a soft spot for cemeteries.

Recently, I posted an Instagram photo of a crumbling headstone and got a like from Jolene Lupo, a stranger of the alive variety.

But upon closer inspection of her profile pic—a black and white of a marble-eyed brunette—I wondered if Lupo might not be a phantom.

My sleuthing revealed Lupo was not a hallucination but the tintype studio manager of Penumbra Foundation, a Manhattan nonprofit dedicated to historical photography. The more I scrolled through her feed, the more I became enchanted with tintypes—kind-of like metal Polaroids of the mid-1800s.

As the child of antique fanatics, I grew up going to flea markets. Yet I was familiar with tintypes of whiskered soldiers, not the bearded hipsters I saw on Penumbra’s accounts.

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The 2015 New York Photo Show is on schedule to be the largest and best show we have ever promoted. The dates for the show are Friday and Saturday April 17-18, 2015.
New York Photo Show & Sale of 19th – 21st Century
Photographic Images

April 17-18, 2015
Lighthouse Conference Center
111 E 59th Street
New York

Dealers setting up at the New York City Photo Show are knowledgeable specialists of the photo community from the United States and Europe, making it one of the preeminent shows in the Country. Photos are displayed on the walls, table tops, and in portfolios.

The show features dealers who specialize in the sale of nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century images such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes-de-visite, cabinent cards, as well as vernacular images, stereoviews, snapshots, photos by well known photographers, images by up and coming photographers and dealers of new, used and rare books on photographers and photography, and museum quality images. Its a great opportunity to view and purchase images from $1- 10,000+. Oh what fun!! Come and plan to spend the day with our dealers.

Dealers are interested in purchasing your images as well. If you have images that you would like to sell contact a staff member representing US Photo Shows (wearing a purple colored shirt). They will direct you to the dealers who are interested in purchasing what you have for sale.


We are looking for people who would like to put on symposiums on collecting photos, restoring and conservation of photos, manipulating images, and alternative photo processes. If you are interested in leading a symposium please contact us ASAP.
This year we are starting something new. We will be looking for sponsors.
If you would like to be a sponsor please contact us ASAP.

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