BENEFITING: GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM
EVENT DATE: Oct 05, 2013
George Eastman House has developed a way to keep the world's daguerreotypes from fading away! If you read Scientific American (which I don't usually do) you may already know about this!
Daguerreotypes are the really cool photographs that look like they float on silver. They are fading away all over the world, kind of like the glaciers. Eastman House has one of the world's great collections and since YOU probably can't stop the glaciers from melting, why not stop some of these from fading...victory here is guarenteed!
The Department of Photographs is pairing up with the Conservation Department to house over 1000 rare daguerreotypes by the American photographic studio of Southworth & Hawes. This collection is like the crown jewels of early american photography.
The Southworth & Hawes studio was a partnership between Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes, which lasted from 1843 to 1861.
Every dollar will go to good use and to be sure of that, I will collect and send digital photographic evidence of each Southworth & Hawes photograph you help save!
With $20 you supply borosilicate glass for a whole plate enclosure.
With $50 you help us buy a tank of argon gas to make the housings oxygen free.
with $95 you buy all of the materials to house a whole plate (not including labor).
If you give me $95,000 today you can save them all and I can probably get them to name a section of the archive for you, too!