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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.

Photographic plate Media

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Signatures, Treaty of Ghent, December 24, 1814

Signatures, Treaty of Ghent, December 24, 1814

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Signatures, Treaty of Ghent, December 24, 1814

Signatures, Treaty of Ghent, December 24, 1814

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... 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.

E. Lamb
Rev. Rice
Ristori
Gen. Tyler
Guron
Hind
H.P. Gray
Crisfield
Stoddard
Japanese Tommy

Japanese Tommy

African American minstrel performer, aka Thomas Dilward.

Jas. M. Mason

Jas. M. Mason

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Brady N.Y. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Gen. C.P. Buckingham from Ohio

Gen. C.P. Buckingham from Ohio

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

Miranda

Miranda

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Brady N.Y. Singer. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photog... more

Hon.S.H. Boyd

Hon.S.H. Boyd

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. M.C. MO. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans; 1... more

Hon. Joseph Lane of Oregon

Hon. Joseph Lane of Oregon

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, in pencil: Joe[?] Lane; scratched into emulsion: Brady N.Y. Candidate for V.P. in 1860. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collec... more

Geo. Thompson

Geo. Thompson

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

Judge E.P. Cowles

Judge E.P. Cowles

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

Judge ? O'Collins

Judge ? O'Collins

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

Judge Augustus Schell

Judge Augustus Schell

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Supreme Court. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Eva... more

Mrs. U.S. Grant

Mrs. U.S. Grant

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

Hugh McCollough

Hugh McCollough

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, in pencil: Hugh McCullough. Sec. of Treas. in Lincoln's Cabinet. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congre... more

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

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

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