A new online exhibit is available on the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives digital image website called Archival Gems: The Gem Tintype Albums of St. Paul’s School. This exhibit features fifteen images from the St. Paul’s School Archives collection taken from the two gem tintype photograph albums shown in the image above. Gem tintypes are tiny photographic images about the size of a postage stamp created using a specialized camera with multiple lenses. These albums date from the late 1860s and represent some of the earliest photographs of students in the archives collection. Learn more about this interesting early photographic process through these detailed student portraits by clicking HERE.
Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography edited by John Hannavy, Routledge, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 770.9 H19 Photography’s first century is recorded, analyzed and discussed in this new reference set. Photography is placed in a variety of contexts such as: geography, institutions & exhibitions, inventions and people. Check out entries on: Coloring by Hand, Photographic Jewelry and Tourist Photography. Helpful for: Photography students, Humanities, History, Art Research. For examples of 21st Century photography, stop by the lower level of the library to view a display of SPS student photography from Mr. Lemay’s Studio Lighting Alternative Printing class project.