September 2016 / Manchester
History of Photography Videos
The George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY) offers a wealth of material about the history of photography, including a fine series of a dozen brief videos describing photographic processes from daguerrotype to digital. See the Eastman videos.
The London Stereoscopic Company offers information and new inexpensive stereoscopes. Antique stereoscopes are widely available on eBay, with prices generally between $25 and $50 unless bundled with view cards.
Boston Public Library: Stereograph Collection
The Boston Public Library Print Department holds nearly 5,700 stereographs, the majority of them are regional views of America, with emphasis on Boston and New England. Visit the BPL Stereograph Collection on Digital Commonwealth.
Lantern Slide Digitization
Selected images from the NHAG workshop presentation on photo-copying glass lantern slides are available for download in PDF format.
Care of Archival Photographs
The following organizations offer instruction on the care and handling of archival photograph collections:
BIBLIOGRAPHY / ARCHIVES & PRESERVATION
Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints
by James M. Reilly (Eastman Kodak Co, 1986; 128 pages; $50 used)
Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms
by Gordon Baldwin (Getty Museum, 2 ed. 2009; 104 pages; $20)
Photographs: Archival Care and Management
by Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler, et al. (Society of American Archivists, 2006; 550 pages; $85)
Photographs of the Past: Process and Preservation
by Bertrand Lavédrine (Getty Conservation Institute, 2009; 352 pages; $50)
BIBLIOGRAPHY / HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital
by Todd Gustavson, technology curator, George Eastman House (Sterling Innovation, 2009; 360 pages; $27)
The History of Photography
by Beaumont Newhill (Museum of Modern Art, various editions available - first published in 1938; $34 used)
The Origins of American Photography 1839-1885: From Daguerreotype to Dry-Plate
by Keith F. Davis (Nelson Atkins/Yale, 2007; 360 pages; $65)
Photography: The Definitive Visual History
by Tom Ang (DK Books, 2014; 480 pages; $35)
Seizing the Light: A History of Photography
by Robert Hirsch (McGraw Hill, 1999; 538 pages; $20 used)
Various editions of this outstanding textbook are available; some quite expensive.
The World of Stereographs
by William C. Darrah (self-published, 1977; 246 pages; used only)
BIBLIOGRAPHY / HISTORIC TEXTS
The Pencil of Nature
by William Fox Henry Talbot (1844; 64 pages; Project Gutenberg)
"The Stereoscope and the Stereograph"
by Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes (The Atlantic, 1859; Download PDF)
History of Color Photography
by Joseph Friedman (1945; Google Books)