The Amazing Film Viewer: Demystifying Negative Preservation One Rainbow at a Time

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Acetate negatives leave the window of the AMAZING FILM VIEWER dark.

I have just finished rehousing and processing all of the photographic prints in the David DeHarport Collection! Hold your applause though; I still need to process approximately 2000 color slides, 6200 large format negatives, and 3000 35mm negatives. However, before I begin to wrangle with the organization of the DeHarport negatives, I must consider their long-term preservation.   Continue reading “The Amazing Film Viewer: Demystifying Negative Preservation One Rainbow at a Time”

History Colorado Awarded NHPRC Access to Historical Records Grant for 2015-2017

nhprc-logo-mThe Photography Department of History Colorado is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 2015 National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) Access to Historical Records grant, in support of its Colorado 20th-Century Photography Collections Project. Thanks to NHPRC’s generous funding, Photography Department staff will begin a two-year project in August 2015 to make four of History Colorado’s most significant collections of twentieth-century photography available to the public. Continue reading “History Colorado Awarded NHPRC Access to Historical Records Grant for 2015-2017”

Reading Photographs and Discovering Early Photos of Salida’s FIBark Race

Happy American Archives Month! This month we’ve been sharing some behind-the-scenes stories about the work we do in History Colorado’s photograph archives. Check out our last blog post about daguerreotypes here!

Emily Moazami, Photo Archivist & Associate Curator of Photography
Emily Moazami, Photo Archivist & Associate Curator of Photography

We recently made an exciting discovery in our collection: we found photographs of Salida’s first annual boat race, now known as FIBArk (First in Boating the Arkansas).  We’re going to show you how we made this discovery by “reading” the photograph and how you can improve your visual literacy skills, too. Continue reading “Reading Photographs and Discovering Early Photos of Salida’s FIBark Race”