Glass Plate Photo Negative

This is actually a work photo, but I thought my fellow photographers would think it was cool. I'm writing a story about the Brewster Historical Society's new exhibit, "Brewster in Black and White." It's an exhibit of photographs from the turn of the 20th century "Caro Dugan Collection." Here archivist Teresa Lamperti is holding up one of the glass plate photo negatives. It is a completely fascinating collection of photos of my hometown and the people who lived here at the turn of the century. Anyone interested in seeing some of the prints can visit www.brewsterhistoricalsociety.org.
That is so cool! I love glass plate negatives...so amazing that someone figured out how to make that work.
posted April 15th, 2011  
I checked out the site...the photography is fantastic, and what great history preserved in those photos. I enjoyed that walk through the past.
posted April 15th, 2011  
WOWzer you are so lucky to be a part of that!
posted April 15th, 2011  
cool way to display this, how interesting.
posted April 15th, 2011  
Thanks Trina, Paula and Keith. I was so impressed by those glass plates. And the photos really are gorgeous. I'm pretty sure I will buy a print of one for my house. I think "White Lady," the figurehead a sea captain reclaimed from his ship Imperial and planted in the dunes by his house is my favorite.
posted April 15th, 2011  
This is really cool Laurie
posted April 15th, 2011  
Wow, that's really cool! :]
posted April 15th, 2011  
Oh wow how cool I've never seen one of these. Thanks for sharing! What facinating captures of history! Is the photo titled "Higgins Farm Windmill" part of your heritage Laurie?
posted April 15th, 2011  
How cool!! What a neat find this is--I'd love to look through all of those. Checking out that site now
posted April 15th, 2011  
The ships are pretty, but I really like the photos of the people. Love all the clothes at the bath houses, lol (: And the ship masters...they look totally intimidating with those hats!
posted April 15th, 2011  
wow..great shot and how fun to be working on that project. very interesting
posted April 15th, 2011  
Thank you to those who checked out the photo exhibit! Higgins is an old Cape name, so I get asked that all the time, but we're not related that we know of. I love the photos of the people too.
posted April 15th, 2011  
Very neat!
posted April 15th, 2011  
Re: Thank you so much...I feel incredibly damaged at times, especially at the moment, 365 full on gives me a lift :D
posted April 15th, 2011  
How cool! It must be fun being a part of it. :)
posted April 15th, 2011  
How awesome is that!!! I never know anything about those... thanks for sharing!!!
posted April 17th, 2011  
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