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Friends of Photography: America Thru The Eyes of the Tintype 1856-1890

Please join the Friends of Photography for a talk by noted collector Dr. Robert L. Drapkin.

The Drapkin Collection is well known throughout the national photography community. Dr. Robert Drapkin began collecting photography in 1975 when Edward Curtis photogravures could still be purchased for fifteen dollars. He has amassed a collection that is impressive in both its size and scope. He and his wife Chitranee have been generous donors to the Museum of Fine Arts, and he remains an astute and active collector. This talk will focus on American tintypes of the 19th century, offering a fascinating glimpse into the origins of vernacular photography.

Friends of Photography $10, others $20.
All proceeds benefit the photography collection at the MFA.
To reserve tickets, please visit www.mfastpete.org/friendsofphotography.

IMAGE: Photographer unknown, 19th-century tintype from the collection of Dr. Robert L. and Chitranee Drapkin.

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March 19, 2017

3–4 pm

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Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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