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A new exhibition celebrates the life and contributions of Freelan Oscar Stanley. This exhibit is a collaboration between the Stanley Museum and the Estes Park Museum and highlights objects from the collections of each institution such as Stanley dry-plates.

This photograph developing process invented and patented by F. O. and his twin brother Francis Edgar revolutionized the art of photography. They sold the company to Eastman Kodak in 1905, as their interest had turned to steam-powered automobiles.

Details of the exhibition can be found here.


Photo:  Twin brothers F. O. and F. E. Stanley invented a dry-plate photographic process later sold to Eastman Kodak.

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Comment by Mark Jacobs on August 7, 2011 at 21:10

There is a marvelous photograph of Stanley dressed up as a cowboy taken by Fred Payne Clatworthy:

Stanley was also the proprietor of the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. This is where the movie The Shining was filmed:

Stanley was, of course,  also the co-inventor of the famous Stanley Steamer:

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