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Mark Jacobs replied to Janine P Freeston's discussion Colour photography
"Janine, I take a somewhat different view on the Eggleston exhibition.At least part of the reason why the Eggleston exhibition is seen as being so "pivotal" for color photography in America, is the acute amnesia of that many photo…"
Mar 1, 2014
Mike Robinson commented on Mark Jacobs's blog post Nano-Scientists Attempt to Save Disintegrating Artworks- Daguerreotypes
"The recent article in the Scientific American magazine paints a picture of doom and destruction for daguerreian art pieces.   Of course this is disconcerting for collectors and institutions that have significant investment in these beautiful…"
Nov 21, 2012
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Nano-Scientists Attempt to Save Disintegrating Artworks- Daguerreotypes

As priceless images from the earliest days of photography were dissolving in front of museumgoers' eyes, an unlikely team set out to save them.  In the theaterlike darkness of the international Center of Photography in New York City, black-and-white ghosts of New England's mid-19th-century Boston Brahmins stared out from behind the glass-and-rosewood frames. These were the works of Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes, the Rembrandts of daguerreotypy—the first practical form of…See More
Nov 19, 2012
Mark Jacobs replied to Roland Belgrave's discussion Kurdish Photos
"Might want to check the book Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History, Second Edition by Susan Meiselas http://www.bibliovault.org/BV.book.epl?ISBN=9780226519289"
Sep 23, 2012
Alan Pritchard commented on Mark Jacobs's blog post Kodak to Declare Bankruptcy?
"There was a brief report and comment on Radio 4's Today programme this morning (Tuesday 4th) at about 0720. Available for a week at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015ck8w#synopsis"
Oct 4, 2011
Mark Jacobs posted a blog post

Kodak to Declare Bankruptcy?

The news doesn't look good for Eastman Kodak. From the Wall Street Journal: Kodak Hires Restructuring Lawyers. Eastman Kodak Co. has hired law firm Jones Day for restructuring advice as it faces growing concerns from investors over its turnaround prospects, people familiar with the matter said.The move to hire restructuring lawyers signals Kodak is intensifying efforts to ensure it has…See More
Oct 1, 2011
Mark Jacobs commented on Michael Wong's blog post Royal Photographic Society names new Director General
"Congratulations on the appointment!  Will this list be maintained?  "
Aug 24, 2011
Mark Jacobs commented on Michael Wong's blog post 1883: Stanley Dry Plate Company
"There is a marvelous photograph of Stanley dressed up as a cowboy taken by Fred Payne Clatworthy: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15330coll21&CISOPTR=5802&CISOBOX=1&REC=20 Stanley was also…"
Aug 7, 2011

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Nano-Scientists Attempt to Save Disintegrating Artworks- Daguerreotypes

As priceless images from the earliest days of photography were dissolving in front of museumgoers' eyes, an unlikely team set out to save them.  In the theaterlike darkness of the international Center of Photography in New York City, black-and-white ghosts of New England's mid-19th-century Boston Brahmins stared out from behind the glass-and-rosewood frames. These were the works of Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes, the Rembrandts of daguerreotypy—the first practical…

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Posted on November 19, 2012 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Kodak to Declare Bankruptcy?

The news doesn't look good for Eastman Kodak. From the Wall Street JournalKodak Hires Restructuring LawyersEastman Kodak Co. has hired law firm Jones Day for restructuring advice as it faces growing concerns from investors over its turnaround prospects, people familiar with the matter…

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Posted on September 30, 2011 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Billy the Kid tintype sets new auction record

It seems as if it was just yesterday that a new record was set for a 19th century photograph. Oh wait, it was just a few days ago that a Le Gray sold for USD $1,305,000. That didn't last long. Yesterday, William Koch, a brother of billionaires Charles and David Koch, of the politically active members of an oil-and-gas family purchased the only known image of Billy the Kid for a staggering 2.3 million (USD) or 2.6 million with commission. More information here:…

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Posted on June 26, 2011 at 21:24 — 1 Comment

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