February 24, 2010


WASHINGTON, DC - Expert exhibitors affiliated with several photo related historical societies will offer free appraisal consultations at the 27th Annual DC Antique Photo Show Sunday March 14, 2010, at its regular venue, Holiday Inn Rosslyn/Key Bridge, 1900 N. Ft. Myer Dr., Arlington, VA 22209.

Participating in the program will be members of The Daguerreain Society, National Stereoscopic Association, The Photo Historical Societies of Canada and New England and Magic Lantern Societies, both US and UK, said Tom Rall, a director of Diverse Markets Management (DMM), a DC firm in its second year managing the show.

"Customers should bring photos with them and should ask at the entrance table to be directed to the expert exhibitors who've volunteered to participate," said Show Manager Rall, who also manages The Flea Market at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill.

The DC Antique Photo Show opens with an 8:30 AM $20 preview admission and continues 10 AM to 4 PM with a $5 public admission. Likely the longest running photo image show in the country, it features a full range of antique photo imagery, including Daguerreotypes, CDVs, stereoviews, lantern slides, tintypes, postcards, albums, movie stills, press photos and more.

Of particular interest this year will be the offering of an exceptional collection of more than 3,300 real photo postcards by Silver Spring (MD) collector Brian Smolens. The photographic format dates primarily from 1905-1920 in this collection. Made in small quantities originally, many are the only surviving prints.

For more information as well as a listing of the participating dealers, visit AntiquePhotoShow.com, the new show web site launched by DMM earlier this month or contact Rall, 703-534-8220.

Tom Rall, Show Manager
Diverse Markets Management
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