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Moving Image Department Poster Conservation Project

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BENEFITING: GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM

EVENT: George Eastman House Photo Finish 5K 2014

EVENT DATE: Sep 27, 2014

Nancy Kauffman

THE STORY:

We are continuing fundraising this year for conservation treatment of a 6-sheet movie poster for D.W. Griffith’s "Way Down East." Produced in 1920, the film stars Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess and includes a climactic rescue on the ice floes of Connecticut (for which no stunt doubles were used!). The scene is beautifully depicted on our poster.

To those who donated to this project last year: THANK YOU for your support! We raised $945 toward our goal of $4,600, so we still have $3,655 to go.

The poster is very large and fragile, measuring 80” x 80”. It is currently backed with cloth, mounted on wooden dowels, and rolled. The poster needs to be removed from the dowels, washed, removed from the cloth, and backed onto Japanese paper and cotton muslin to flatten and strengthen it. Some re-touching will be done to areas of image loss. And finally, the poster will be framed for exhibition so that it can be enjoyed by museum visitors.

The poster was displayed in the Museum in its early days, as evidenced by a photo of James Card, the first curator of motion pictures, as well as in a photo of Harold Lloyd and Oscar Solbert, the first director of the Museum (taken in 1955 at the time of the first Festival of Film Artists, later known as the "George" Awards).

Your kind and generous support to fund the work we do is greatly appreciated! We couldn't do it without you!

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$805

MONEY RAISED
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  • Deborah Stoiber

    $50

  • Joanne Bernardi

    $25

  • Socorro Lopez

     

  • Colleen Simpson

    $25

  • luis escobar

    $30

  • Shannon

    $20

  • Diana Crass

    $25

  • YOLANDA CÁNDANO

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Dave Kehr

    $100

  • Scott and Annette Lloyd

    $25

  • Deborah Lewis Sutherland

    $25

  • Amber

    $25

  • The Collins Family

    $100

  • Elise and Gar

    $50

  • Ken

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jon Davison

    $50

  • AMIA UR Chapter

    $70

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22% Raised of $3,655 Goal

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The Team: $805 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Nancy Kauffman

Amount Raised

$275

 

8% Raised of $3,655 Goal

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Amy Belotti

Amount Raised

$150

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Deborah Stoiber

Amount Raised

$120

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AMIA UR

Amount Raised

$120

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Almudena Escobar Lopez

Amount Raised

$115

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Jared Case

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

AMIA UR Chapter

AMIA UR Chapter

DONATION: $70

4 years ago

Jon Davison

Jon Davison

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Ken

Ken

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Elise and Gar

Elise and Gar

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

The Collins Family

The Collins Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Amber

Amber

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Deborah Lewis Sutherland

Deborah Lewis Sutherland

DONATION: $25

In tribute to my parents, Martin and Ursula Lewis 4 years ago

Scott and Annette Lloyd

Scott and Annette Lloyd

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Dave Kehr

Dave Kehr

DONATION: $100

4 years ago