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Sunday, May 4, 2014

History captured on a pane of glass (video)

Ever since I found my first glass plate negative, I have been mildly obsessed with finding more. You may have seen one or two; they aren't much to look at in daylight.
I have recently heard two people tell me that glass negatives have been found used as window panes in greenhouses! How could that be when they look so good as positive images...
...when you can zoom in to a portion of the image and get even more detail?
 They have a story to tell, but only the image chemically etched on the surface to tell it. This negative was just one of 30 I was able to photograph and process. The rest were just as good, despite being north of 100 years old. Please enjoy the short video I created to share the rest.

Have you found any glass negative in your searches?

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting video! Would be fascinating to find out who the people are in the photos!


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