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.

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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

News

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Jul 8 2013
In Tábor municipal library was opened new exhibition from Photographer's diary of J. J. Šechtl. Exhibition will last till 1st of September.
Jul 3 2013

176 new photographs.

Jun 10 2013
Jun 2 2013
May 14 2013
May 10 2013

Paseka published new book Tábor from edition Zmizelé Čechy (Disappeared Bohemia). Book contains 180 photographs from our achive with texts by Eva Hubičková and Zdeňek Vybíral.
Apr 29 2013

In the US Center in Prague was openned a new exhibition of photographs by Michael Borek. The photographs are printed in our museum. Photographerd is Jan Kratochvíl, deal of Maths and Physics Department of Charles University.
Mar 25 2013
Mar 19 2013
Mar 14 2013

Exhibition opening and book launch.

Curators of the exhibition.
Josef Moucha signing his book
At the Old Municipal Hall in Tábor we opened new exhibition “Tábor in the time of Mayor Václav Soumar; the town and the people, in photographs by J. J. Šechtl 1929–1939.”. We were nicely suprirsed that over 100 visitors came to the opening. As a part of the opening was also first presentation of our new book “Josef Jindřich Šechtl: Photographer’s Diary, 1928–1954” where we sold the first 3% of the print run.
Feb 5 2013
Jan 31 2013

Photographs from calendar “Squares in Tábor from the Šechtl & Voseček archive” can now be viewed in virtual gallery.
Jan 29 2013
We migrate our webpage to HTML 5 markup and new metadata. If you notice any problems, please let us know.
Jan 21 2013

We openned a new exhibition at Střelnice Resaurant called “Crafts 1880–1930 Exhibition of photographs from archive of Šechtl & Voseček Museum of Photography in Tábor”.

Jan 14 2013

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