Scott's Photographica Collection

Mahogany Tailboard Camera, ca 1888 Nikon S3 Camera


Welcome! the Web site of an incurable photographica collector.  So what is photographica?  Simply, objects related to photography, photographic artifacts.  And that's what I collect.  The whole gamut from actual photographs to the equipment that's used to create them.

Collectors tend to be curious.  As we delve deeper into our field, we discover more questions than answers.  So, question number one.  Who coined the word photographica?

Such stream of consciousness is pretty much what you will find in these pages.  Hopefully not incoherent gibberish but the thoughts and questions of one with a life-long fascination in all aspects of photography.

As you browse the site, click on an item of interest.  If you have an answer to one of my many questions, new information to share, or just want to say hello send an email to Scott at:

Site updated August 22, 2022