Art: Royal Photographers

Having decided month ago that a number of eminent U. S. painters were also worthy artists, the stodgy National Academy of Design last week relaxed still further and admitted, 84 years after the death of Daguerre, that photography is an art. For the first time in the Academy's history it sponsored an exhibition of photographic prints at its musty Manhattan headquarters. It called the show "the most notable demonstration of artistic skill by means of the camera which has been displayed in this country."

But, beyond lending its name and its walls, the National...

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