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--George Eastman House - Moving Image Department Poster Conservation 2015

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BENEFITING: GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM

ORGANIZER: Nancy

EVENT: George Eastman House Photo Finish 5k 2015

EVENT DATE: Oct 03, 2015

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THE STORY:

Nancy Kauffman wrote -

We are continuing fundraising this year for conservation treatment of a rare 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, which is not known to exist anywhere else in this size.

The poster is one of the earliest objects acquired by the Museum related to the history of motion pictures. It 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).

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.

To those who donated to this project last year: THANK YOU for your support! We raised $945 in 2013 and $855 in 2014, so we still have $2,800 to go to reach our goal of $4,600.

Your kind and generous support to fund the work we do is greatly appreciated!
 

The Team: $1,420 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Nancy Kauffman

Amount Raised

$555

 

20% Raised of $2,800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deborah Stoiber

Amount Raised

$315

Fundraiser Title

Azmina Abdulla

Amount Raised

$200

Fundraiser Title

Janneke van Dalen

Amount Raised

$175

Fundraiser Title

Amy Belotti

Amount Raised

$125

Fundraiser Title

Dryden Patrons

Amount Raised

$25

Fundraiser Title

Zippora Elders

Amount Raised

$25

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DONATION: $25

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