March 5, 2012


WASHINGTON, DC - More than 100 tables of antique and collectible photographs and postcards will be exhibited for sale 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N Ft. Myer Dr, Arlington, VA. Focusing primarily on photography, the 29th Annual D.C. Antique Photo & Postcard shows is the only such specialized event in the region.

Added to this year's mix, already expanded by an additional room devoted solely to postcards, are contemporary photographers showing recent work. Among these are Steven L. Miller, (www.slmphoto.com) a former Arlingtonian well known to local customers; and Erika Kissinger, who trades as "Kosmoceratops: Art Squared," from nearby Alexandria, VA.

Miller, who taught popular photography courses at Arlington Arts Center and still displays work at local markets, remains primarily a proponent of Black and White photographic production. "Black and White is about content," Miller proclaimed recently. "Color seduces; black and white delivers."

"We expect to offer more than 60 sales tables of antique photography and the postcard show promoter promises 40 tables of postcards," said Michael Berman, president of Diverse Markets Management, the event producer.

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. Exhibitors will offer free appraisals throughout the day.

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 the postcard and contemporary photography exhibits. 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

Tom Rall, Show Manager
Diverse Markets Management
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