Photography's Objects in Everyday Life 1842-1969
April 26 to July 20, 2003
Unknown. American 19th c.
Bottle. Wedding Portrait of a Young Couple, c. 1880
Cabinet card amidst gilt and die-cut scenery and flower decals
28.0 x 11.4 x 5.0 cm
Since the invention of the daguerreotype in 1839, photographic images have found enterprising applications. They were incorporated into three-dimensional objects such as gold watches, brooches, walking sticks, clocks and other specialty goods that included photographs as reminders of significant events.
Guest curator Daile Kaplan brings new insight to the subject and how the impact of photography plays with the aura of the image in our collective cultural experience.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.