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19th Century Wet Plate Photography

  • Huntington Memorial Library (map)

Join artist and art educator Kevin Gray for a discussion about the history of the most popular method of photography in the mid-1800s: wet plate collodion. This process was used to create glass plate negatives, ambrotypes, and tintypes, and was the main photographic technique used during the American Civil War. This lecture and presentation will also include a live demonstration of the making of a tintype using traditional chemicals and methods. Tickets available here.

Earlier Event: October 17
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