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Digitizing Daguerrotypes

conservethis:

histoireinsolite said: What is a good way to copy a daguerrotype? It seems too reflective for a scanner. Book eye maybe?

So, daguerrotypes are one of those things that you need to be especially careful with when handling because of the glass, as well as limiting their light exposure. They are also very vexing to digitize. I haven’t personally digitized any daguerrotypes, but the Brown University Library has a great blog post explaining their digitization process!

The Smithsonian also has a series of videos about daguerrotype digitization.

LYRASIS is also offering an online, 2-day class that you might find relevant, in February 2015:

This two-hour online class will help you lay some of the basic groundwork needed to evaluate the condition of fragile nineteenth century materials and plan for their digitization. Best practices for image capture and preservation of originals will also be discussed. - See more at: http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?Eid=99DDBE1A-FF71-E211-960A-002219586F0D#sthash.cnVmNgyT.dpuf

Thank you so much for getting back to me! Much appreciated!

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jeannepompadour:

“Portrait of a Young Boy” by the studio of Henri Gascar, circa 1680-90

jeannepompadour:

“Portrait of a Young Boy” by the studio of Henri Gascar, circa 1680-90

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#aww  #cutiepie  #17th century 
patrickthomson:

this is your periodic reminder that old-timey medicines did not fuck around

One of my favorite grad school papers was titled “The Baby Killer’s Cookbook” about a company that made one of these quack concoctions
I also learned yesterday that in the 1930s (shortly after cocaine was removed from Coca-Cola) that a slangy way to order a coke at a soda fountain was “the needle, Watson” 

patrickthomson:

this is your periodic reminder that old-timey medicines did not fuck around

One of my favorite grad school papers was titled “The Baby Killer’s Cookbook” about a company that made one of these quack concoctions

I also learned yesterday that in the 1930s (shortly after cocaine was removed from Coca-Cola) that a slangy way to order a coke at a soda fountain was “the needle, Watson” 

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#cracked me up  #medical history 

my arms are so sore from moving boxes and junk out of this museum for it to be 3D scanned… it better have been worth it!

— 3 days ago with 1 note

#I'm not getting paid enough for this  #lmao  #I'm not getting paid at all  #nonprofit problems 
jeannepompadour:

Portrait of a lady, attributed to Johann Ernst Heinsius, later 18th century

theswisscheese -she could be your 18th century twin!

jeannepompadour:

Portrait of a lady, attributed to Johann Ernst Heinsius, later 18th century

theswisscheese -she could be your 18th century twin!

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#18th Century  #portraiture 

jeannepompadour:

"Reception at Compiegne in 1810" by Francois Flameng (1856-1923)

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#places i've been  #compiegne  #people def don't dress that well there today haha 
jeannepompadour:

The operatic soprano Giuseppina Ronzi  in oriental costume as Fatima in Rossini’s opera Pietro L’Eremita by Alfred Edward Chalon, 1823

jeannepompadour:

The operatic soprano Giuseppina Ronzi  in oriental costume as Fatima in Rossini’s opera Pietro L’Eremita by Alfred Edward Chalon, 1823

— 5 days ago with 113 notes

#turquerie  #19th Century  #theatre  #Costume History 

sassydetective :

sassydetective :

i just bought $ 40 worth of tea

that’s 170 cups of tea, mind you just enough

That’s my girl :)

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#chat  #sassydetective 

animus-inviolabilis:

Hésiode visité par la muse
(Hesiod visited by the Muse)

Gustave Moreau

1858

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#always reblog gustave moreau 
transylmania:

Les Chimères or “The Chimaeras”  by Gustave Moreau

transylmania:

Les Chimères or “The Chimaeras”  by Gustave Moreau

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#always reblog gustave moreau  #symbolism  #19th century art