C harles Schwartz has been involved with photography and the photographic community for over 35 years, as a photographer, a collector, and as a dealer. He is a member of AIPAD and a founding member of the Daguerreian Society. In 1990, he created Charles Schwartz Ltd. as a way of sharing his enthusiasm for photography with others.

With a diverse inventory of 19th and 20th century photographs, there is something for every level of collector at Charles Schwartz Ltd. Works by well-known masters of the medium are represented, as well as exciting and unexpected photographs created by artists who are obscure to most of the world. Specialties include historic photographs of New York City and Central Park, a large inventory of important W. Eugene Smith photographs, and rare African-Americana. More eclectic highlights include a collection of hand-colored photographs of French criminals from the 1920's, a suite of photographs from the archives of the U.S. Steel Company, and a substantial inventory of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes. Charles Schwartz also has a deep interest in Japanese photography and has an extensive offering of 19th and 20th century works from Japan, including rare ambrotypes.



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