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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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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.

Daniel Lord

Daniel Lord

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Probably Cath. minister. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and M... More

M.D. Vangrigneuse

M.D. Vangrigneuse

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

Maj. Robert Anderson

Maj. Robert Anderson

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

Sir Thomas Tobin

Sir Thomas Tobin

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: _ea_. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... More

Guron
John Sefton

John Sefton

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. Lafayette Sabine Foster of Connecticut

Hon. Lafayette Sabine Foster of Connecticut

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Born 1806; Editor of the "Republican" a Whig newspaper; Mayor of Norwich, Conn.; U.S. Senator; Judge of Supreme Court of Conn.; Pres. Pro-Tem of Senate; Pro... More

Hon. Chas. Durkee of Wisc

Hon. Chas. Durkee of Wisc

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

R.H. Stoddard

R.H. Stoddard

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

John? Forsythe

John? Forsythe

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

Patton
Sidney Mount

Sidney Mount

Photo shows William Sidney Mount (Source: DAG no. 1279)

Crisfield
Belle Boyd
Jackson
Miranda
Humboldt

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