Nineteenth-century Photography from the Collection

August 26, 2011 - October 23, 2011

The Ackland’s collection of photography encompasses many historical highlights from its most noted original practitioners. As a fledgling medium characterized by formal and technological experimentation, nineteenth-century photography encouraged diverse approaches. This gallery offers a glimpse into the breadth of those subjects, including still-lifes, documentary scenes, landscapes, portraiture, staged personae, and studies by painters.

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, pen name Lewis Carroll, British, 1832 – 1898, Xie Kitchin Seated in a “Turner’s Chair,” early 1870s; albumen print; Ackland Fund, 92.3