The Martin & Bertha Glaser Memorial Awardaapiadmin
Martin and Bertha Glaser in an early Flashback Old Time Photos portrait

The Martin & Bertha Glaser Memorial Award, established in 1998 as the Martin Glaser Memorial Award, is the highest honor in Antique & Amusement Photographers International. It is bestowed annually to a member who has given years of dedicated service to AAPI and the Old Time Photo industry. Recipients have worked hard to keep the highest level of excellence in our industry and continue to strive to reach new levels of accomplishment. Most of all, they have demonstrated an ability to maintain this unique sector of the photographic industry as a fun and respected photographic specialty.

Martin & Bertha Glaser were a tremendous source of encouragement and support to their son Jack Glaser when he opened his first studio in 1978. Jack honors his parents with his generous donation of this annual award.

AAPI is proud to congratulate the following recipients of this prestigious award…


The Backless Ball

Previous Martin & Bertha Glaser Award Recipients Pictured (l to r): Ruth Short, Scott Henry, Charlotte Thompson, Bill Vahrenkamp, John Ashley, Derrick Gillikin, Kathy Bloomer, Jim Miller, Brent Uzzo, Fay Cunningham, Paul Gunn, Jack Kimmins, and Mike Glasser.  On Stage (l to r): Todd Corneil and Jack Glaser

Past Recipients: 

2015
Todd Corneil
Todd’s Old Time Portrait Studio

2014
Jack Kimmins
Old Time Photo Supply

2013
Ruth Short
Short Takes Old Tyme Photos

2012
Derrick Gillikin
Instant Ancestors, Inc.

2011
Jack Glaser
Flashback Photos

2010
Charlotte Thompson
Instant Ancestors, Inc.

2009
Paul Gunn
Grandpa’s Antique Photo Studio

2008
Fay Cunningham
The Antique Photo Parlour

2007
Scott Henry
Old Time Portraits

2006
Mike Glasser
Buffalo Old Time Photo Co.

2005
Ralph Berlovitz
The Victorian Photographer

2004
Bill Vahrenkamp
Albertex Photography

2003
John Ashley
Ashley Nostalgia

2002
John Thompson
Instant Ancestors, Inc.

2001
Brent Uzzo
Professor Bellows Photographics

2000
Katherine Bloomer
Prof. Bloodgood’s Costumes by Central Casting

1999
Jim Miller
Yesteryears Photographic Emporium

1998
William & Joan Dailey
Western Photo Mount