NYC Photo Show and Daguerreotype Book Release

The Burns Archive will be at the New York Photo Show this Weekend after a tour of the both the London and Washington DC fairs. The public is invited to attend the event Saturday, March 31 at The Lighthouse, 111 East 59th St. Please stop by The Burns Archive booth to meet Dr. Burns and view books and images for sale. Burns Press Books including Shooting Soldiers and Sleeping Beauty III will be available. There will also be a presale for our latest title Mirror, Mirror: The Burns Collection Daguerreotypes. This post features images from the recent London Photo Fair, information about Saturday's show, as well as a sneak peak of our new release Mirror, Mirror.

Click to view and print this card for discounted admission and more information about the show:

Some really nice Burns Collection pieces such as this penny-farthing tintype will be on view at the show:

Burns Archive titles (including Mirror, Mirror) will be for sale the New York Photo Show:

Mirror, Mirror available for presale  www.burnspress.com

Sample Plates:
Gambler, Southern United states, 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype, c. 1848
Mirror, Mirror: The Burns Collection Daguerreotypes

Traveling Daguerreian Wagon, Western New York, 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype, c. 1844
Mirror, Mirror: The Burns Collection Daguerreotypes

Chilean Sailor (Gold Miner), Jumped Ship in San Francisco Bay
William Shew, 423 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, 1/9 Plate Daguerreotype, c. 1852
Mirror, Mirror: The Burns Collection Daguerreotypes

Physician with Medical Bag
Luke C. Dillon, 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype, c. 1853
Mirror, Mirror: The Burns Collection Daguerreotypes

Artist with Painting & Lens Case Holding a Pipe
France, 3/4 Plate Daguerreotype, c. 1853
Mirror, Mirror: The Burns Collection Daguerreotypes

Below are some great pics from the recent London Photograph Fair featuring views of the event as well as a few of the recent additions purchased for The Burns Collection:

Collector Andrew Daneman of Northern Light Gallery

Brad Feuerhelm of Daniel Blau Gallery

Dr. Burns Sharing his Jewish Ambrotype with an Orthodox Collector

Jewish Man, England, 1/9th Plate Ambrotype , Circa 1860

Family Outing, England, 1/6th Plate Ambrotype , Circa 1872

Detail showing a relative wearing a creepy mask (yes, the man on the top left)

Ethnographic Studies from the Private Album of Napoleon's Brother Roland Bonaparte
Roland Bonaparte was French prince and president of the Société de Géographie from 1910 until his death in 1924



Finds from the Washington D.C. Antique Photo Show

This past weekend Dr. Burns attended the Washington D.C. Antique Photo & Postcard Show to promote his Gem Series Books. Dr. Burns photographed the show as part of his decades long documentation of historical photography events. The Burns Archive and Collection will also have a booth at the upcoming New York Photo Show on March 31 where Dr. Burns will be signing his Civil War and Sleeping Beauty III books. He will also be presenting his new work Mirror, Mirror: The Burns Collection Daguerreotypes, which will be released in June. Pre-orders are now being accepted.

A Few of the new additions to The Burns Collection acquired at the show:

Victorian Multimedia Photocollage Album Page

Unusual Memorial Ambrotype, Hand Painted with Dried Flowers

Rare World War I Memorial Card
 Views from the  D.C. Antique Photo Show:



Weird Pastimes

Although too busy for a proper post this week, I rediscovered a forgotten sport: Stacking.