Photographic Historical Society of NE

Photographic Historical Society of NE

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April 18th PHSNE Photographica & Auction is canceled.

May 3rd Davis Museum at Wellesley field trip is canceled.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PHSNE events are suspended until further notice.

Since the timeframe for resolution of the pandemic is uncertain, no rescheduling plans have been made to date. Please check back at and PHSNE's facebook page for meeting, Photographica, and Auction scheduling information when it becomes available. Updates are also being sent to the PHSNE email distribution list.

If you are not on our email distribution list, you can stay in touch by joining the Photographica and/or snap shots lists at PHSNE emails.

The Photographic Historical Society of New England (PHSNE):1

• Promotes an interest in, and a knowledge of, our photographic history and heritage, including the invention and advancement of apparatus and processes, and the related literature; and

• Promotes friendship among those interested in the collection and history of photography and provides an atmosphere within which those persons can share their knowledge and benefit from the knowledge of others.

The Society, founded April 8, 1973, has continued to operate under these aims and goals, using trade shows, publications, monthly presentations, outreach to the photographic educational community, and the Web to preserve and promote the history of photography.

Contact info is at the bottom of this page.


If you came here to join PHSNE, please go to join.

Photographica & Auction

Photographica and the Auction are postponed. Due to COVID-19, City buildings in Newton Massachusetts have been indefinitely closed for large group meetings until further notice. Please check back for rescheduling information when it becomes available.

snap shots

The April issue of snap shots is available. Click on April snap shots.

Snap shots is published and mailed to members monthly September through June presenting information about the next PHSNE meeting and other articles of interest to members and the photo history community. For snap shots questions, comments, submissions and open access to issues since 2005 online go to snap shots.

2019 Journal cover

The Journal

PHSNE's The Journal is printed annually and distributed to eligible members. It is also available for purchase on-line in printed and electronic form. For detailed info on the 2019 Journal, general Journal info, questions, comments, submissions and purchasing printed or electronic copies go to The Journal.


If you came to the site to renew your PHSNE membership, you may renew via PayPal below. Select your membership category and click the Pay Now button.

PHSNE Membership Renewal (September 1 through August 31)

If you wish to update your contact info at PHSNE you can update and return the pre-filled, printed form that came with the printed issues of snap shots. Or fill in the secure, online Google Form.

If you prefer to mail a printed renewal form with a check or money order, but do not have the pre-filled form mailed with issues of snap shots, you can print the PDF form, fill in the info, and mail it to the address on the form.

If you have any renewal or other membership questions, please contact Joe Walters by email at, call me at 617.826.9294, or send mail addressed to "Joe Walters, Membership Chair" at the PHSNE address below.

Stay in Touch

If you are not on our email distribution list, you can stay in touch by joining the Photographica and/or snap shots newsletter email lists at PHSNE emails. Every email to these lists includes an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email so that you can remove yourself from the list at any time.

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Waltham MA 02453


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This website is the standby site. A contract has been let for a new site design to come in 2020.

1. Adapted from the 1977 Membership Directory founding history.

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