Franklin &  Marshall College Library

ART 245: History of Photography

Online Resources

American Photography : A Century of Images
Companion site to the PBS series capturing the images of a century of change and the role the camera has played both in creating and documenting it. Includes an interactive multimedia image lab and teaching lesson plans.

George Eastman : The Wizard of Photography
Profile of innovator and entrepreneur George Eastman, who revolutionized the photographic industry, transforming a complex, expensive technology used by a small professional elite into one that anyone could use.

American Memory, Library of Congress : America's First Look into the Camera
From the American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress. Information about the collection, the dageurreotype process, timeline of the era, and images.

Dageurreotypes at Harvard
Collection of images from the Harvard Libraries. Part of a preservation project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Daguerreian Society
Dedicated to the history, science and art of the daguerreotype. Features galleries, information, and resources about the daguerreotype.


Print and Microfilm Resources

Library Catalog
Search "photography" as SUBJECT to take a look at the range of books in the library collection.

New York Times
Date coverage of 1851- present. Look at the advertising and early photos on microfilm.

Lancaster Newspapers
Local newspaper, ate coverage from 1799-1900. No index available, on microfilm.

Life Magazine, National Geographic, etc..
The library has 1936 to present for Life and 1908 to present for National Geographic, both excellent sources for photos. There may be other titles such as Harper's and Atlantic Monthly that might have good examples of early photography.


Last updated: 2/5/01 ag, contact Andy Gulati for assistance, 291-4261