Orange Camera Club

PRESENTED HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF THE THOUSANDS OF EXTRAORDINARY IMAGES THAT THE ORANGE CAMERA CLUB CAPTURED STARTING IN THE EARLY 1890s.

The Orange Camera Club was established in Orange, NJ in 1889. The members consisted of serious minded photographers who travelled as a group in and around the New York City area taking photographs in an attempt to raise photography to the level of art. Their work was displayed at their home shows and photo shows throughout the United States. Alfred Steiglitz was a frequent visitor to their group shows as well as lending the use of his facilities to the group members. Some of the photos were taken of the infamous New York "Hotel Windsor Fire" which was down the block from Streigltz's studio where some of the pictures were later developed.

The Orange Camera Club's last surviving member was Walter Paist. These photos, as well as Mr. Paist's work (found on other pages) were acquired from his estate.


These restored photographs and many others are available for sale.