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Amsterdam 1845 – 1875, The First Photographs

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Amsterdam 1845 – 1875, The First Photographs

Time: May 23, 2010 to June 27, 2010
Location: Stadsarchief Amsterdam
Street: Vijzelstraat 32
City/Town: 1017 HL Amsterdam
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Phone: +31 (0)20 2511619
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Museumjaarkaart
Latest Activity: May 23, 2010

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Event Description

The City Archives present a wide-ranging overview of Amsterdam’s rich photographic heritage from the third quarter of the nineteenth century. The exhibition brings together the very best photographs preserved from this period both from its own and other collections in the Netherlands and abroad. In the mid-1850s, photographers such as Pieter Oosterhuis started to market their work. Amateur photographers, such as Eduard Isaac Asser, Jan Adriaan van Eijk and Jacob Olie also began to make their mark. As well as presenting a richly varied picture of Amsterdam seen through the eyes of the photographers, the exhibition also showcases examples of a wide range of photographic techniques.

Pride of place is reserved for the sixteen large format paper negatives of Amsterdam landscapes taken by British candle manufacturer and landscape photographer Benjamin Brecknell Turner during his visit to Amsterdam in 1857.

* Tuesday to Friday 10.00 a.m until 5 p.m.
* Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
* Closed on 30 April (Queensday)]

Photo: Benjamin B. Turner, Amstel 1857

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