Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
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William L. Clements Library 
909 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

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Tracy Payovich 
The Clements Library 

Discover Series: Beyond the Lens 


Hidden Features of 19th century Ambrotypes 

This presentation centers on the conservation of the Clements Library's cased ambrotypes (photographs on glass) taken by David H. Spencer, a photographer in Hudson, Michigan from 1857-1879. This project afforded a unique chance to observe the layers inside ambrotype cases. This presentation will examine the various techniques we found, while also providing background information on Spencer and his photographic career. Clements Library Conservator Julie Fremuth and Graphics Cataloger Louie Miller will lead this discussion.