vintagephotos1900's Shop Announcement

Hello and Welcome to Vintage Photos 1900! I specialize in making hand-crafted photographs directly from antique glass plate and film-based negatives in my traditional 'wet' darkroom laboratory. My offerings in this shop are from my personal collection of antique glass plate negatives dating from the late 1800's to the 1920's which I have acquired over the last 25+ years.

Parallel with my interest in photographic ephemera, antique cameras, and 'alternative' forms of photographic printing, I have been printing traditional BW 'gelatin-silver prints' (the fancy phrase for real BW prints hand-made in a darkroom) since the beginning, both of my own art work and commercially for individuals and businesses. I am what in the older days would be called a 'master photographic print maker', and in fact I currently make custom art prints for other photographic artists who require the highest quality BW printing for their exhibitions and collections. I also provide this service to anyone who needs the quality, the look and archival permanence of a well-crafted BW photograph made from traditional negatives (8mm to 4x5) that can only be done the old fashioned way--one at a time, by hand, with many years of expertise and printing craft behind me. This type of 'heirloom' BW printing is, unfortunately, fast becoming a dying art form.

In addition to offering hand-crafted BW photographs made from vintage negatives, I am also offering on this site high quality reproductions of vintage photography illustrations and advertisements--many with interesting photo-historical and cultural interest. They all also have great inherent charm and appeal to any and all who appreciate such vintage illustrations & advertisements relating not just to cameras and photo history, but in some cases art history in general. You're also likely to see some rare and very interesting vintage tintypes, postcards , stereo views and more as I add to the shop inventory.

Please feel free to contact me either regarding custom orders for my shop listings here or for pricing for custom-printed BW photographs from your own archives.

Thank you for visiting Vintage Photos 1900!