Shell picking in 1880s Japan

Meiji Era Hand Colored Japanese Albumen Photograph "B 1175 Shell Picking"; ca. 1880s. | src David Pollack Vintage Posters
Meiji Era Hand Colored Japanese Albumen Photograph “B 1175 Shell Picking”; ca. 1880s. | src David Pollack Vintage Posters
Meiji Era Hand Colored Japanese Albumen Photograph "B 1173 Shell Picking"; ca. 1880s. | src David Pollack Vintage Posters
Meiji Era Hand Colored Japanese Albumen Photograph “B 1173 Shell Picking”; ca. 1880s. | src David Pollack Vintage Posters

Meiji Era Hand Colored Photos

Meiji Era Hand Colored Japanese Albumen Photograph "# 1518 Wind Costume"; ca. 1880s. | David Pollack Vintage Posters
Meiji Era Hand Colored Japanese Albumen Photograph “# 1518 Wind Costume”; ca. 1880s. | David Pollack Vintage Posters
Meiji Era Hand Colored Japanese Albumen Photograph "# 1518 Wind Costume"; ca. 1880s. | David Pollack Vintage Posters
Meiji Era Hand Colored Japanese Albumen Photograph “# 1623 Girl in heavy storm”; ca. 1880s. | David Pollack Vintage Posters

1880s Maori portraits

Maori portraits, New Zealand, 1880s by Iles Photo. Albumen print. | src Swann Galleries
Maori portraits, New Zealand, 1880s by Iles Photo. Albumen print. | src Swann Galleries
Maori portraits, New Zealand, 1880s by Iles Photo (Auckland, NZ). Albumen print. | src Swann Galleries
Maori portrait, New Zealand, 1880s by Iles Photo (Auckland, NZ). Albumen print. | src Swann Galleries

Portraits of Alma Sjöman

Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 – 1919) :: Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 - 1919) :: Untitled, undated. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 – 1919) :: Untitled, undated (Alma Sjöman?). Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet

Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870

Portrait of Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870
Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 - 1919) :: Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 – 1919) :: Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 - 1919) :: Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 – 1919) :: Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet

Gymnastics ca. 1875

Carl Jacob Malmberg (Finland, 1824 - 1895) :: No title. From the series Gymnastics, ca. 1875. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Carl Jacob Malmberg (Finland, 1824 – 1895) :: No title. From the series Gymnastics, ca. 1875. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet

La photographie érotique

Female Nude. Attributed to Félix Jacques Moulin (French, 1802 - 1875); 1856; Albumen silver print. From «Reconsidérer la photographie érotique» | src l'œil de la photographie
Female Nude. Attributed to Félix Jacques Moulin (French, 1802 – 1875); 1856; Albumen silver print. From: Abigail Solomon-Godeau: «Reconsidérer la photographie érotique» | src l’œil de la photographie
Anonyme, Académie, vers 1845, daguerréotype. From: Abigail Solomon-Godeau: «Reconsidérer la photographie érotique» | src l'œil de la photographie
Anonyme, Académie, vers 1845, daguerréotype. From: Abigail Solomon-Godeau: «Reconsidérer la photographie érotique» | src l’œil de la photographie
Anonyme, Nu, vers 1848, daguerréotype (stereo). From: Abigail Solomon-Godeau: «Reconsidérer la photographie érotique» | src l'œil de la photograp
Anonyme, Nu, vers 1848, daguerréotype (stereo). From: Abigail Solomon-Godeau: «Reconsidérer la photographie érotique» | src l’œil de la photographie
Two Women Embracing. Unknown French maker; about 1848; Daguerreotype, hand-colored. From: Abigail Solomon-Godeau: «Reconsidérer la photographie érotique» | src l'œil de la photographie
Two Women Embracing. Unknown French maker; about 1848; Daguerreotype, hand-colored. From: Abigail Solomon-Godeau: «Reconsidérer la photographie érotique» | src l’œil de la photographie

The title is intriguing: «Reconsidérer la photographie érotique». (“Reconsidering erotic photography”).
The text itself is brilliant and of great intelligence.

In this 1987 essay, historian Abigail Solomon-Godeau traces avenues for exploring a history of erotic and pornographic photographic production, a history hitherto repressed and absent from narratives. Thus opening the door to a feminist and revised history of the photographic medium, she shows how much this imagery has been abundant and present almost from the origins of photography. In “Reconsidering erotic photography”, Abigail Solomon-Godeau analyzes the ways in which naked bodies are presented in several photographic images from the 1840s-1850s, whether academic nudes or images intended for other types of visual consumption, and questions the specificity of photographic representation as opposed to other mediums. Supporting feminist theories, she raises the question of how these images are viewed, and the ambiguity of their designation, between eroticism and pornography. At the heart of this pioneering essay in the history of photography, she defends the need to write the history of these often set aside productions.

Reconsidérer la photographie érotique.
Notes pour un projet de sauvetage historique

Abigail Solomon-Godeau
Éléonore Challine (éd. et trad.),
Éditions de la Sorbonne, 2022
quoted from l’œil de la photographie

Studio Felice Beato, 1860s-1880s

Studio of Felice Beato :: Flower Seller, ca. 1860-1880s. Albumen print – Hand Colored. Mounted on “Star Photo Leaf Album”. | src Holden Luntz Gallery
Studio of Felice Beato :: Four Ladies in a Garden, ca. 1860-1880s. Albumen print – Hand Colored. Mounted on album page. | src Holden Luntz Gallery
Studio of Felice Beato :: Girl Dancing and Two Girls Playing Shamisens, ca. 1860-1880s. Albumen print – Hand Colored. | src Holden Luntz Gallery