January 24, 2014

Military Images: An Antique Photo Show Focus

ARLINGTON, VA - Both customers and exhibitors are invited to bring historic military images to the 31st Annual Spring D.C. Antique Photo and Postcards Show, Sunday, March 16, at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N. Fort Myer Dr., to be scanned for future inclusion in either Military Images Magazine or its social media outlets.

The invitation was extended by Editor & Publisher Ronald S. Coddington, a N. Arlington resident who purchased the prestigious 35-year old quarterly last August. Documenting the photographic history of the U.S. Soldier and Sailor, Coddington said the magazine “is particularly looking for Civil War images in conjunction with the war’s ongoing 150th year anniversary. But our previous focus has included the period through WW1 and so we’re interested in military images from the next 50 or so years as well.”

Coddington said that though he “hopes people will bring plenty of photographs to copy,” the magazine also publishes military images from other media.

A contributing author to the New York Times “Disunion” series, Coddington also writes “Faces of War,” a regular column in Civil War News. He has authored three books. African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album was released last year by Johns Hopkins University Press.

The DC Antique Photo and Postcard Shows open with an 8:30 AM $25 preview admission and continue 10 AM to 4 PM with a $10 public admission. After 1p.m. students with ID will be admitted free. The hotel is walking distance from Georgetown and only one block from the Rosslyn station on Metro's orange and blue lines.

The 31-year old photo show is in its sixth year of management by Diverse Markets Management, a D.C. company. A related postcard show was added in 2012.

For more information contact Show Manager Tom Rall, 703-534-8220; or Postcard Show Promoter Jeff Bradfield, 540-476-2666. For information about the magazine, contact Military Images.