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Library

The library includes image galleries, links to a few of my favorite photograph conservation/connoisseurship websites, bibliographies, and other useful resources.

 

 Process ID and Nomenclature

See the Photographic Processes page for more information

 

Image Galleries

 

Bibliographies

 

Other Resources

Chromogenic Characterization: A Study of Kodak Color Prints, 1942-2008

Recent research by Gawain Weaver and Zach Long on chromogenic prints ”Chromogenic Characterization: A Study of Kodak Color Prints, 1942-2008” is now available in full, including many color images, on the Notes on Photographs website developed at George Eastman House.

The article was also published in Topics in Photographic Preservation 13. A pre-publication version of the Topics article is available for download as PDFs in two parts: Chromogenic Article, Ektacolor Paper Backprint Chronology.   

A Guide to Fiber-Base Gelatin Silver Print Condition and Deterioration, by Gawain Weaver

A 41-page illustrated guide to how and why gelatin silver prints deteriorate, includes a 2-page chart and many diagrams in addition to photographs depicting each of the 15 forms of deterioration. Download Paper [PDF, updated April 2008]

A Guide to the Surface Characteristics: Kodak Fiber Base Black-And-White Papers, 2nd ed., by Kit Funderburk

A 60-page illustrated guide to how gelatin silver printing papers were made at Kodak, with emphasis on the variety of surface textures. Download Paper [PDF, updated 2009]

History of the Paper Mills at Kodak Park, by Kit Funderburk.

Download Paper [PDF, updated 2006]

Codes/Notches/etc

Polaroid Identification Codes: Download PDF

Horvath, David G. (1987). The Acetate Negative Survey Final Report. Louisville, KY: Ekstrom Library Photographic Archives, University of Louisville. (link to the University of Louisville Ekstrom Library PDF is broken so it can be downloaded directly from here for the time being)

The Art & Artistry of the Photographers Mark: Vintage Lithography on Early American Cartes de Visite circa 1860 to 1880

 

Links

Collections Preservation Grants

Photograph Conservation and Preservation

Photograph Collecting and Connoisseurship

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery

 Digitization Best Practices

Listservs of Interest

Please read the introductory words about each group before joining, each one has a specific focus