February 25, 2012


WASHINGTON, DC - Dozens of vintage images from the Civil War and hundreds of the Washington region will be among 1000s of historic photographs both for sale and on display at the 29th annual D.C. Antique Photo and Postcard Shows, 11 AM to 4 PM, Sunday, March 11 at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N. Ft. Myer Dr., Arlington, VA 22209.

Continuing a theme celebrating the continuation of the war 150 years ago, featured this year will be two groups that will be on display but not for immediate sale. The first is a group, which will be a preview showing by Auctioneer and Author John Waldsmith for a May 4 auction at the University of Akron in Ohio. Among these are 40 stereoviews issued about 1890 from The second will be entitled "A Dozen Civil War Lantern Slides," from the collection of Tom Rall, of Arlington, VA.

Probably the longest running photo image show in the country, experts from a dozen states will offer a full range of antique photo imagery, including Daguerreotypes, CDVs, stereoviews, lantern slides, tintypes, postcards, albums, movie stills, press photos and more.

Participating in the program will be members of The Daguerreain Society, National Stereoscopic Association, Photo Historical Societies of Canada and New England; and Magic Lantern Societies, both US and UK, promised Diverse Markets Management (DMM), a DC firm in its fourth year managing the show. Exhibitors will offer free appraisals throughout the day.

"This is a unique, once-a-year opportunity to see and purchase actual pieces of the world's photographic history," DMM wrote. "Unlike in museums, show attendees can actually hold and carefully examine most of the images, often shoulder-to-shoulder with curators shopping for national collections."

The DC Antique Photo Show opens with a 9:30 AM $25 preview admission and continues 11 AM to 4 PM with a $10 public admission. Also opening at 9:30 for $10 are postcard and contemporary photography exhibits, which have been added to the mix for the first time. After 2 p.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.

For more information visit the show web site AntiquePhotoShow.com or contact Rall.

Tom Rall, Show Manager
Diverse Markets Management
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