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Glass Negative and Transparency collection

Identifier: ACA-0014-020

Collection Statement

Four containers of glass negatives and transparencies (lantern slides), ca. 1895-1955, made by various photographers, personal and professional. These have been kept together because of their medium - glass. Some of the negatives are copies of existing photographic prints (positives). The transparencies are positive images meant to be viewed with a lantern slide projector. Subjects of the images include portraits, DePauw scenes and historic Methodist sites. A narration to accompany the Methodist transparencies is included. A few of the items are damaged and have been repaired. All are fragile and should be handled with care. They are divided into two series: Series 1, 4x5 inch and smaller glass negatives and transparencies and Series 2, items larger than 4x5 inches up to 5x7 inches in size. Sub-Series exist for both series.


  • 1895 - 1956


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University.


2 Cubic Feet (5 document cases)

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See also:

DC 2003: Albert Charlton Andrews Photographs and Negatives


Glass Negative and Transparency collection
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
11 East Larrabee Street
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States