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Thursday March 29 2012

Digital restoration brings a rare photograph back to life

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    • 11.288.2 American ivorytype before treatment and facsimile
    • 11.288.2 American ivorytype albumen print and salted paper photograph

Photograph Conservator Rachel Wetzel was pleasantly surprised when a fragile American ivorytype, a rare photographic process first produced in the mid-1850s, recently arrived in the lab. Treatment would have had a limited success rate, but digital imaging provided a solution.

Tuesday March 15 2011

Preserving the vestry minute books of the first African American Episcopal Church

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    • African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas vestry minute book page 2 (for news)
    • African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas vestry minute book use copy 1 (for news)
    • African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas vestry minute book use copy 2
    • African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas vestry minute book use copy page

The vestry minute books of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas record not only church business, but the church's participation in historic events.  Use copies of the books allow researchers access to their information without harm to the originals.

Tuesday February 15 2011

Digital enhancement makes Westtown School drawing exhibition-ready

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    • Westtown School drawing before treatment
    • Westtown School drawing after treatement
    • Westtown School drawing facsimile after digital enhancement

Architect Addison Hutton's original drawing of the main building of Westtown School, the Quaker day and boarding school located in West Chester, PA, is exhibition-ready after conservation treatment and digital enhancement at CCAHA.

Friday November 19 2010

Bruce Springsteen boxed set showcases CCAHA's digitization services

    • Bruce Springsteen The Promise notebook facsimile

The Bruce Springsteen album released on November 16 includes an 80-page spiral notebook containing facsimiles of Springsteen's written lyrics and photographs.  Many of the pages come from scans taken while Springsteen's original lyric notebooks were at CCAHA last year.

Wednesday October 13 2010

Digitizing the work of a Parsons The New School for Design alumnus

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    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 1
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 2
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 3
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 4
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 5
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 6

Among its many collections, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives at Parsons The New School for Design holds examples of past student work.  Digitizing the archives' materials makes the work more readily available and serves as a preservation measure.

Wednesday September 15 2010

Digitizing a cave explorer's diary

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    • Wind Cave original and facsimile cover shot
    • Wind Cave original and facsimile page 1
    • Wind Cave original and facsimile middle page

One of these books is the original and the other a facsimile...read more to find out which is which!