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THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CINCINNATI AND HAMILTON COUNTY

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About this collection

This collection features examples of early photographic techniques including tintypes, ambrotypes and daguerreotypes from the Carol Cronk Cole and William Southgate Porter collections. In 1848, Porter along with his partner Charles Fontayne, captured the famous daquerreotype view of Cincinnati, a panorama consisting of eight plates now considered the oldest comprehensive photograph of an American city. 

 

Later photography collections of local interest are the Cincinnati lantern slide collection, an album of photographs documenting local events following World War I, and a scrapbook of portraits of circus staff and performers from John Robinson's Ten Big Shows. Several military-themed works include a scrapbook of German soldiers from World War I and an album of Civil War officers and personnel.  Other works include international travel photography by the Bonfils family who operated a studio in Beirut, and photographs of Japan by Cincinnati-based photographer Andreas Nielen. 


  

All Items in 19th Century Photography Collection

 

   

Collections

 
Carol Cronk Cole Collection   
William Southgate Porter Collection   
   
 

Formats

 

Ambrotype  
Daguerreotype  
Tintype  
   

Related:

 
Album of Photographs of John Robinson's Ten Big Shows Photographic Views of Athens
Art Work of Cincinnati Photographic Views of Egypt
Cincinnati History Lantern Slides Photographic Views of Palestine
Cincinnati in World War I: Album of Photographs  Photographic Views of Syria
Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 Photographs of Japan, Volumes 1 & 2
Photograph album of Civil War officers and other military personnel World War I scrapbook of German soldiers, July 1915-May 1919

 

 

 

 

 

 
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