Šechtl & Voseček

Šechtl & Voseček

Welcome to our home page, dedicated primarily to historical photographs by the Šechtl family whose tradition exceeds 150 years. Šechtl's photographic studio was founded in 1865 by Ignác Šechtl (alias Schächtl). He was followed by Josef Jindřich Šechtl, Josef Šechtl and Marie Šechtlová. Thematically rich photo-archive of hundreds of thousands negatives and vintage photos was preserved. It constains, for example, studio works (portraits and group pictures), pictures of memorable places, fine art photography, photo-journalism as well as snapshots (street photography).

On these pages you can find invitations to photography exhibitions, virtual galleries of photographs and regularly updated digital archive. Our shows introduce works of Šechtl & Voseček studios as well as other digitized collections of historical photography around the world. Many of these exhibitions are available on-line in the form of WWW exhibitions.

Recent additions to Š&V Bookshelf

book Josef Jindřich Šechtl: Photographer’s Diary, 1928–1954 monograph Marie Šechtlová: Photography 1960-1970 Šechtl & Voseček: A History of the Studio Šechtl & Voseček: A History of the Studio South Bohemia Exhibition in Tábor, - Professor Theodor Petřík and Tábor

Digitizing archive

In our project of digitization archive we strive to make professional quality digital copies of all preserved photographs and make them available in preview quality in our digital archive. We can prepare high quality digital prints that surprise by quality of photographer's work and not only by the nostalgic feelings of “old photos”.

Information about individual photos in the archive is often incomplete or unreadable. We welcome any help with identifying details! Please write us any additional information about the photos.

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Most Interesting Discoveries

Section, where we show the most interesting information we have received from you, about photographs in the archive.

Current | Archive

Album Tábor to Vráž
Mrs. Koucká loaned for digitization photo book that was given by Tábor Sokol to famous traveller Enrique Stanko Vráz. This extremely well preserved set of photographs travelled to USA and returned back to Tábor. It is dated to 1903 providing us great tool for dating our negatives. It also adds a link in betwen Šechtl and Vráz, that is great for our planned exhibition on this adventueur.
Album
Jiří Kohout loaned for digitzation 19 photographs. The photographs originate from the original portfolio of the Šechtl & Voseček studios. The portfolio contained over 500 most popular photographs of Tábor and its surroundings. We are very happy we now have more complette scans. 352 photographs was found so far.
All Eyes
Negatives for Marie Šechtlová's book “All Eyes” was considered lost for long time. Fortunately they was discovered during a reconstruction and survived (except for one picture] in good condition.
Tábor
Josef Kratochvíl loaned for digitization negatives containing new photos of old town in Tábor as well as unique photos from maneuevers before WWI. We are very grateful for the gift.
In the archives of Czechoslovak church in Tábor was found several new negatives originating from Šechtl & Voseček studios. The negatives was donated to our archive. We are very grateful for the gift.

More discoveries

Our address:

Šechtl & Voseček (Sechtl & Vosecek)
Marie Šechtlová
Dukelských bojovníků 1944
Tábor 390 03
Czech Republic


If you can not use accents:
Sechtl & Vosecek
Marie Sechtlova
Dukelskych bojovniku 1944
Tabor 390 03
Czech Republic

muzeum@sechtl-vosecek.ucw.cz

Tel: +420 381232613