Folk Traditions

The Folk Traditions Collection depicts photographs of people in actual folk practices. It also includes photographs of subjects presented in the manner of traditional naive painting. Daguerreotypes and other early photographs of folk art paintings are another important aspect of this collection. Many of these photographs of paintings are the only visual record of the painting. Our book Forgotten Marriage describes in detail folk photography and its usage. (See Products and Services for a full description)

Daguerretype of Girl in Rocking Horse 1847

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