Daguerreian Society

Before today's DagNews, I'm happy to pass along a note from Roger Watson:

I would like to announce a series of workshops being offered at the George 
Eastman House.  For the past three years we have offered to the public 
practical workshops on historic photographic processes.  Below are listed 
this years courses:

Wet-Collodion Workshop
March 15 & 16, 1997
Fee  $250
An intensive two day workshop in the methods and materials necessary to 
produce a wet-collodion image.  Students will be shown the procedure for 
the Ambrotype, Tintype and Wet-Collodion Negative.  Each student will make 
an Ambrotype self-portrait to take home.

Daguerreian Workshop
June 7 or 8, 1997
Fee  $125
These are two, one day workshops on the basics of making a daguerreotype. 
Students will learn the history of the process, watch a complete 
demonstration and participate in the making of daguerreotypes.

Albumen Printing Workshop
August 2 & 3, 1997
Fee  $250
An intensive two day course on the step by step creation of albumen paper, 
its sensitization, exposure and development.  Each student will create 
several albumen prints from start to finish.

Wet-Collodion Master Class
September 20 & 21, 1997
Fee  $325
This two day class allows students to use the skills learned in the 
introductory course to acquire advanced control.  They may make ambrotypes, 
tintypes or negatives.  Instructions will also be given in the printing of 
wet-collodion negatives.

Daguerreotype Master Class
October 4 & 5, 1997
Fee  $250
Students in this two day course will work the entire daguerreotype process 
from the polishing of the plate to creating a protective and decorative 
housing for their image.  Each student will take home their own 

Registration for these courses can be done by mail, e-mail or by phone. For 
more information call (716) 271-3361 ext. 325
or send e-mail to

Roger Watson
George Eastman House
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

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On this day (February 24) in the year 1851, the following item appeared in 
the "Daily Evening Transcript" (Boston):

   NEW APPLICATION OF THE DAGUERREOTYPE!  Mr. Hiram Hayden, an ingenious 
artist of this village, has shown us three landscape views taken by the 
usual Daguerreian apparatus upon white paper surface, all at one operation. 
 This is the first successful attempt to produce a positive picture by this 
extraordinary medium.  The pictures exhibit the effect of light and shade, 
similar to a fine engraving, bringing out the most delicate minutia, with 
the fidelity of the ordinary Daguerreotype.  For many purposes this 
improvement will be of great importance, as it will enable the operator to 
produce views and portraits of any size that may be required and at a cheap 
rate.  We understand that Mr Hayden has made application to secure a patent 
upon the mode of preparing the paper previous to its use.  [Waterbury 

Posted for your enjoyment.    Gary W. Ewer     

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