Fogg Art Museum 19th-century history of photography collection, 1844-1900 (inclusive).


Fogg Art Museum 19th-century history of photography collection, 1844-1900 (inclusive).

Collection contains a diversified representation of materials, ranging from ambrotypes to tintypes, by 19th-century photographers including Eugène Atget, Samuel Bourne, Mathew Brady, Julia Margaret Cameron, Thomas Eakins, Roger Fenton, Alexander Gardner, Josiah Johnson Hawes, David Octavius Hill, Robert Adamson, Gertrude Kasebier, Eadweard Muybridge, Nadar, and Timothy O'Sullivan.

ca. 168 images.


SNAC Resource ID: 7111721

Harvard University Art Museum

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