The Crocker Art Museum’s photography collection is international in scope and diverse in subject matter. Strengths of the collection are American photographs of the late 1800s and early 1900s, as well as straight, documentary, and street photography. Historic and contemporary images of the American West add to the rich history of the Museum and document Sacramento’s place within the development of California. A broad range of photographic media in the collection, from daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes, to albumen prints, gelatin silver prints, and digital prints, provide opportunities for engagement with a variety of artistic processes.

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  • Photographer Unknown (American, active mid-19th century)
    Two Young Boys. n.d.
  • Photographer Unknown (American, active mid-19th century)
    Young Girl Seated. n.d.
  • Photographer Unknown (American, active mid-19th century)
    Miner. circa 1855.
  • Robert Frank (Swiss-American, born Switzerland 1924–2019)
    Peru (Two Nuns at Mausoleum). 1948.
  • Roy DeCarava (American, 1919–2009)
    Dancers, New York. 1956.
  • Ruth Bernhard (American, born Germany, 1905–2006)
    Classic Torso. 1979.
  • Thomas Annan (Scottish, 1829–1887)
    Close No. 193, High Street. 1868.
  • Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke), born 1981
    Apsáalooke Feminist #1. 2016.
  • William Henry Jackson (American, 1843–1942)
    The Old Carreta, Laguna, New Mexico. circa 1885.
  • Wynn Bullock (American, 1902–1975)
    Navigation without Numbers. 1957.

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