The Bausch & Lomb Lens Souvenir. Being a Collection of the Photographs Which Received Awards...

The Bausch & Lomb Lens Souvenir. Being a Collection of the Photographs Which Received Awards...
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Rochester: Bausch & Lomb Optical Company, 1904. Small folio, original side-stitched gray wrappers, title embossed on front wrapper, photographic print mounted on upper front wrapper within embossed frame. [57 pp.] Many photographic plates and illustrations, some printed in sepia. Tiny piece lacking from upper rear corner of front wrapper, some minor dog-earing; overall a very good copy of this ephemeral publication. First Edition of this outstanding promotional work promoting Bausch & Lomb lenses which turned out to be a significant document in the history of Pictorialism and the Photo-Secession. The competition was designed to demonstrate the optical capabilities of the firm's lenses to produce images of both technical and illustrative quality. The grand-prizewinner was Stieglitz's magnificent "The Street-Winter, " which is reproduced following a full-page declaration of the ideals of "The Photo-Secession" by Stieglitz. A similar essay by Edward Steichen (who was then still spelling his first name as 'Eduard'), entitled "Concerning Portraiture, " accompanies a portrait by him. Eickemeyer, a well-known Pictorialist photographer, contributes a two-page introduction to the work, and there are numerous other brief essays. Among the photographers whose work is reproduced are Laura Adams Armer, Louis Fleckenstein, and the great photographer of the Antarctic, Herbert G. Ponting, whose images include what appears to be a view of Sausalito, on San Francisco Bay. (Item Id: 6047)

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