Journal : Annals of gynaecology and pediatry ; vol. ii.
Boston : Rockwell and Churchill, 1889.
Description : 502-508 p., [2 l.] pl. ; ill.: 6 phot. figs. ; 23 cm.
Photographs : 6 photoengravings on printed leafs, specimens.
Photographer : Dr. Edward Ely Van de Warker.
Subject : Uterus & adnexa — Diseases.
Dr. Van de Warker was a very accomplished gynecologist and performed over 2000 surgeries with very little mortality, but he was also a passionate amateur photographer and a leading member of the Syracuse Camera Club. In 1890 he became a sponsor for a convocation of amateur photographers that took place in New York City at the rooms of the Society of New York Amateur Photographers, and it was at this gathering where representatives of 17 clubs organized the first national association of amateur photographers called, American Photographic Conference. Dues of $1.00 were established and Dr. Van de Warker was elected first president. The following year at the first convention, Dr. Van de Warker read a paper titled, "Photography in the Marine Tropics." Enrollment had increased to 22 clubs and a short-lived journal was published titled, "Photo-American Review," but by 1893 the organization had morphed into the American League of Amateur Photographers with a new president. Van de Warker's best work came from photographing the waterways of up-state New York which he published in Popular Science under the title, "Abandoned canals of the State of New York" (September, 1903, v.: »»).