The February/March 2009 issue of The Photogram arrived in my office recently and editor Janice Schimmelman has again found some interesting writers to contribute articles about their fascinating collections. The Photogram is the newsletter of the Michigan Photographic Historical Society (MiPHS) and the group has been around the metro-Detroit area since 1972. DIA patron and photo collector Len Walle introduced me to the group several years back.
For those readers who are interested in 19th-century photography, vernacular photographs and historical ephemera, the MiPHS and its membership have been active advocates of the medium sponsoring lectures, The Photogram, and their annual “Photographica” show and sale that specializes in historical camera equipment and other ephemera.
MiPHS board member Doug Aikenhead will give a lecture titled: “The World in Your Mailbox: Real Photo Postcards from the Early 20th Century” at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the University of Michigan’s William L.
Clements Library, 909 South University Ave., Ann Arbor. The event is free and open to the public.