Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pictures of Preservation 2

These are photos related to the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection.   Here is an overview from a piece I wrote back in 1997.  Suffice to say the effort to remaster these to 35mm has undergone some changes in the last few decades from using a Prototype Archival Scanner, to newer Scanning techniques today.

 The pictures that follow mostly date from the 1930's through the 1950's.

First film submitted for copyright in 1894
"Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze"
better known as Fred Ott's Sneeze. 

Some of the Methods of receipt of Paper Prints for Copyright Deposit

Paper Print South Cellar Vault 1943 

Roll of Paper Print (under large photo) in storage South Cellar Vault
Library of Congress 1943

Howard Walls (copyright clerk at Library of Congress
credited with re-discovery of paper prints in 1942)

View  of Optical Printer  Designed by
Carl L. Gregory of National Archives 
Modified to copy Paper Prints in the 1940's


James Culver of the Library of Congress 
Examining Paper Prints in 1953.

1 comment:

Tinky said...

Hi, Buckey--It was fun to "hear" your younger voice--and to learn more about this archive, which is indeed pretty darn wonderful.