History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

25 November, 2012

The Photographer Photographed

People's pictures of people taking pictures


 Gjon Mili, LIFE © Time Inc.

Composer Darius Milhaud taking a photo of photographer Gjon Mili, San Francisco, 1957. Source



Library of Congress. 

A little girl photographing her doll, c.1917. Source



State Library and Archives of Florida

Photographers taking pictures of a model, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 1946. Source





Library of Congress

Frances Benjamin Johnson photographing on a balcony, cyanotype, 1888. Source



Library of Congress

A crowd around the camera of Frances Benjamin Johnson, 1890-1910. Source



John Dominis, LIFE © Time Inc.

A cop taking a quick shot of Dwight Eisenhower as he boards a plane, Houston, 1952. Source



Library of Congress

G. Eric Matson photographing in Petra, 1934. Source



Frances Benjamin Johnson, Library of Congress

Women being photographed, c. 1890, cyanotype. Source



Library of Congress

A photographer taking a picture of Wilbur Wright (left), Pau, France, 1909. Source



State Library and Archives of Florida

A photographer amidst mounds of oyster shells, Apalachicola, Florida, 1895. Source



Ralph Morse, LIFE © Time Inc.


LIFE photographer Andreas Feiniger with a (homemade!) camera, 1941. Source



Library of Congress

Kodak girl, c. 1909. Source



Nationaal Archief

A photographer on the beach, the Netherlands, c. 1930. Source



Library of Congress

FSA photographer Dorothea Lange (taker of this famous photograph), on a car with her camera, California, 1936. Source



Ben Shahn, FSA, Library of Congress

An itinerant photographer in Columbus, Ohio, 1838. Source



LIFE © Time Inc.

Elaine Anderson, with her husband John Steinbeck, taking a picture with her Rolliflex on holiday in Venice, 1947. Source



George N. Barnard, Library of Congress

A more subtle one. In the upper left, on the parapet, photographer Samuel Cooley photographing a soldier. Fort Sumter, Charleston, North Carolina, 1865. Source




Larry Burrows © Time Inc.

A young woman with a baby snapping a shot, Japan, 1966. Source



Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Archives

American soldiers having a picture taken, c. 1918. Source




Esther Bubley, OWI, Library of Congress

A woman photographing the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington, Virginia, 1943. Source



Nationaal Archief

A press photographer on a mooring photographing the visit of the French president, Amsterdam, 1911. Source



Library of Congress

Photographers photographing the cherry blossoms in Washington DC, 1922. Source



Library of Congress

Men taking each other's pictures on a roof, 1909-1932. Source



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