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Mark Jacobs's Blog – November 2012 Archive (1)

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…


Added by Mark Jacobs on November 19, 2012 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

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