North America’s best and biggest show and sale of things photographic is this weekend in Wakefield.

If you are interested in cameras, film or digital; if you are interested in images, from the greats and the near greats of photo history or the attics and basements of your grandparents era, come to the show. If you want some legendary glass for that D3100, or a tripod that isn’t plastic (or even one that is), a vintage machine, some steam-punk decoration for your apartment, a civil war tintype, an 1950’s ad for that spot on your kitchen wall, a collector’s choice of top-flight Leica’s, Rollei’s, Zeiss and Nikon or brass and wood from the turn of the last century, we got that. Come see it all this weekend at the Americal Center in Wakefield, MA. Commuter rail and bus service are easy. Free parking on the streets on Sunday and available in lots nearby for both days. Students, active military (with ID) and PHSNE members free. General admission is $5, seniors $4. Earlybirds ($20 admission) may enter during dealer setup starting at 7:30AM.

If you have similar goods to sell, bring them along. There are over 50 dealers set up, and many are buying!


Two events!

William B. Becker, the collector who’s daguerreotypes comprise the exhibit Daguerre’s American Legacy at the MIT Museumwill lead a gallery talk on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. We are helping The Victorian Society to sponsor his trip to Boston and PHSNE members will be his guests for this event. 
On a related note, Bill Becker’s talk at the Gibson House Museum,: Haunted Camera: Victorian Photographs of the Occult is happening that evening, Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. lecture. The admission to this is $10 for members of either the Victorian Society or PHSNE, $15 for the general public.
Both of these events occur in rather limited spaces and admission will be on a first come, first served basis. For the Haunted Camera talk, an RSVP would be the best bet: please e-mail or call the Gibson House at, or 617-872-9001–please address RSVP’s to Michelle.