A listing of antique photography magazines with mastheads and links to scanned online editions
Here you’ll find a running list of historic photography magazines with their masthead designs and links to read them whenever possible. I’ll add more magazines as I discover them. All of these magazines pre-date 1920 and are in the public domain according to U.S. copyright law.
Historic photography magazines listed in alphabetical order
The American Amateur Photographer
Brunswick, Maine. Published 1889-1906.
The American Annual of Photography
New York. Published 1908-1953.
The American Journal of Photography
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Published 1879-1900.
New York. Published by American Photographic Publishing Co.
Official publication of the Camera Club of New York, 1900-Apr. 1912; of the Photo Pictorialists of Buffalo, 1909-Dec. 1914; of the Boston Photo-Clan, Dec. 1911-Dec. 1914.
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London, England. Published 1886-1891.
San Francisco, California. Published 1900-1942.
New York. Published 1897-1903.
New York. Published 1902-1913.
The Liverpool and Manchester Photographic Journal
Liverpool, England. Published 1957-1859.
Paine’s Photographic Magazine
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Published 1899-1901.
The Philadelphia Photographer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Published 1864-1888.
Chicago, Illinois. Published 1901-1906.
The Photographic Journal of America
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Published 1864-1923.
The Photographic Monthly
London, England. Published 1906-1908.
The Photo-Miniature: A Magazine of Photographic Information
New York. Published 1899-1920.
Wilson’s Photographic Magazine
New York. Published 1889-1914.
The Photographic Times and American Photographer
New York. Published 1871-1888.
Western Camera Notes
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Published 1899-1907.
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