Identification of Historic Photographs and Their Preservation
This presentation is part of a virtual series hosted by the Friends of the Library and initiated by the Library Board of Advocates to share the wonders of the University Library at Illinois.
A Special Presentation by
Jennifer Hain Teper
Velde Professor and Head of Preservation Services
This live, online presentation will help attendees better discern between different original photographic prints as well as better understand some basic preservation challenges and tips in caring for and storing these materials. Attendees will view examples of common historic prints starting with early cased photographs such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes up through modern digitally-produced images, observing common characteristics visible with the naked eye, as well as with minor magnification. Typical preservation challenges for individual formats will be covered, as well as general tips for handling and storage.