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Photographic plates preceded photographic film as a capture medium in photography, and were still used in some communities up until the late 20th century. The light-sensitive emulsion of silver salts was coated on a glass plate, typically thinner than common window glass, instead of a clear plastic film.

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Army and Corps area Commanders meet with Woodring and Chief of Staff. Washington, D.C., Dec. 1. A conference held yesterday at the War Department between Army and Corps area commanders and the Secretary of War and Chief of Staff was held to plan intensive training of the army for the next six months. Left to right: Brig. Gen. Lorenzo D. Gasser; Maj. Gen. Daniel Van Voorhis, Commanding General of the 5th Corps. area; Maj. Gen. Percy P. Bishop, Commanding General, 7th Corps. area; Maj. Gen. Herbert J. Brees, Commanding General, 8th Corps area; Lieut. Gen. Stanley D. Embick, Commanding General, 3rd Army and Fourth Corps area; Lieut. Gen. Hugh A. Drum, Commanding General, First Army and Second Corps. area; Major Gen. George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff; Harry Woodring, Secretary of War, Lieut. Gen. Stanley H. Ford, Commanding General, 2nd Army and Sixth Corps area on or about Dec. 1 with the rank of Lieutenant General; Maj. Gen. James K. Parsons, Commanding General, 3rd Corps area; Maj. Gen. James A. Woodruff, Commanding General, 1st Corps area; Brig. Gen. George P. Tyner, Assistant Chief of Staff. Note: Brig. Gen. Gasser who is first in this photo is Acting Chief of Staff

Army and Corps area Commanders meet with Woodring and Chief of Staff. ...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... More

The First Christmas Card (1846) copy

The First Christmas Card (1846) copy

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available ... More

Lincoln as a member of Congress in 1847

Lincoln as a member of Congress in 1847

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available ... More

Flight of the Mexican Army at the Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 23, 1847

Flight of the Mexican Army at the Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 23, 1847

Title and date from negative. Copy of print. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec Temp. note: Batch three.

Hon. Thomas Holliday Hicks of Md

Hon. Thomas Holliday Hicks of Md

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans; 1954. Gene... More

Hon. David (Levy) Yulee of Florida

Hon. David (Levy) Yulee of Florida

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Copy neg; Prisoner of State 1865; 36 Senate; born in West Indies 1811; died N.Y. 1886; Senator from Florida; delegate to 1st State Convention; changed name ... More

Hon. John Leake Newbold Stratton of N.J

Hon. John Leake Newbold Stratton of N.J

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans; 1954. Gene... More

Japanese Tommy, Glass negative photograph, American Civil War time.

Japanese Tommy, Glass negative photograph, American Civil War time.

African American minstrel performer, aka Thomas Dilward.

Humboldt, Mathew Brady Portrait Photograph, 1850s.

Humboldt, Mathew Brady Portrait Photograph, 1850s.

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Brady NY; Humboldt. Copy neg. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints... More

Capt. Percival Drayton, U.S.N, American Civil War Glass Negative.

Capt. Percival Drayton, U.S.N, American Civil War Glass Negative.

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Chief of Staff to Adm. Farragut at Mobile. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; ... More