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29 March 2012

Thursday March 29 2012

Digital restoration brings a rare photograph back to life

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    • 11.288.2 American ivorytype before treatment and facsimile
    • 11.288.2 American ivorytype albumen print and salted paper photograph

Photograph Conservator Rachel Wetzel was pleasantly surprised when a fragile American ivorytype, a rare photographic process first produced in the mid-1850s, recently arrived in the lab. Treatment would have had a limited success rate, but digital imaging provided a solution.