The Collective Picture

Vintage Photography Redefined

admin On May - 4 - 2009
In the mid to late 1800’s photographic technology progressed to became increasingly versatile. Photographers were able to capture images in diverse settings as it became possible to leave the portrait studio and document real life. I have collected some photographs of families taken between the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. These photographs offer a very different prospective then what has been represented in some of the portrait images that I have posted previously. The people shown here document lifestyles, showing homes and family activities, giving a close and intimate look at this time period.

1863 fisherman with children Archived Family Life.portraits

1863. A fisherman with his children onboard a boat. Photographed by Carl Cuman. Format: Albumen print. The Swedish National Heritage Board.

1863 rothlieb family sweden Archived Family Life.portraits

1863. The Rothlieb family and others, mostly women, outdoors in Lysekil, Sweden. Photographed by Carl Cuman. Format: Albumen print. The Swedish National Heritage Board.

1890 lapp family norway Archived Family Life.portraits

ca. between 1890-1900. A Lapp family, Norway. Format: Photochrom prints. Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J–foreign section. Detroit Publishing Company, Print no. 7123. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

1890 family picnic australia Archived Family Life.portraits

ca. 1890. An unidentified family having a picnic under a large tree, ca. 1890s. A boy is sitting in the branches of the tree, and the father is sitting on a box draped with a Union Jack flag. Queensland, Australia. State Library of Queensland’s collection.

1898 brown family flordia Archived Family Life.portraits

ca. 1898 to 1912. The Brown family enjoying the afternoon. Eastpoint, Florida, ca. Brown Collection. State Library and Archives of Florida.1898 family crouzats Archived Family Life.portraits

1898. Famille Crouzats, au Port de Venasque, Luchon, 6 septembre 1898. Trutat, Eugène.

1906 family jetties beach Archived Family Life.portraits

1906. Family at Jetties Beach, 1906. Image number: A11-18. Nantucket historical log shack Archived Family Life.portraits

Poor family in front of log shack. Topley Studio fonds. Photographed by Topley Studio. Library and Archives Canada.

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