Category: PhotoBlog

Looking For a Date | Save Your Photos Month

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This entry is the last part of a series celebrating of September’s Save Your Photos Month. We hope you enjoyed this series! While organizing family photographs, it’s totally par for the course to find undated, unidentified, or just plain unknown images. Don’t worry. There are various ways of giving these pictures a time frame that […]

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All About Albums | Save Your Photos Month

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This entry is a part of a series celebrating of September’s Save Your Photos Month. Stay tuned for more! As photography began to take off as an industry in the 1860s, people began to accumulate collections of images of families and friends. The photograph album was introduced as a way to store and present them. […]

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Putting It On Paper | Save Your Photos Month

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This entry is a part of a series celebrating of September’s Save Your Photos Month. Stay tuned for more! Images produced on metal and glass, though revolutionary, were also often costly and difficult to produce. They were direct positive images that required no negative, but they were fragile and needed to be cased. In 1855, […]

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Just In Case | Save Your Photos Month

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This entry is a part of a series celebrating of September’s Save Your Photos Month. Stay tuned for more! Perhaps the most delicate and difficult to care for among historic photographic images are what are often referred to as “cased images” – Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes. They’re also some of the oldest types of photographic […]

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Save Your Photos

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 Have you inherited a box of family photographs? Have you cleaned out a closet or your attic and found a few photo albums? Are you the family archivist? If so, September is the month you’ve been waiting for. It’s Save Your Photos Month, a whole month dedicated to the care and preservation of your family […]

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Eureka!

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When gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill just west of Sacramento in 1848, thousands of people flocked to California to get in on the action. The following is a selection of brave, adventurous (and maybe a bit foolhardy) men from Lancaster County who ventured west in search of gold, silver and whatever riches they could […]

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The Grand Old Lady of Prince Street

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On May 4, 1852, the Lancaster Intelligencer announced… “Messrs. Hager and Eberman, the purchasers of the Old Prison Property, at the corner of West King and Prince Streets, it is said, intend to erect a large and commodious hall on that site during the present building season, a portion of which is to be used […]

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Most Creative Use of a Canary

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Long before the Birdman of Alcatraz there was the Buzzard Gang. Notorious in the Welsh Mountains and throughout Lancaster County for their extensive crime sprees, the gang – comprised of the six Buzzard brothers – spent an inordinate amount of time in jail. On October 10, 1883, three of the brothers – Abe, Ike, and […]

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The Queen Desperado

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      Born near Voganville in 1862, Salome Buck was one of five daughters born to George and Mary Hess Buck. She married Abraham Whitman in New Holland on August 2, 1883. In August of 1884, she became the first woman in Pennsylvania to be jailed for stealing horses. According to local newspapers, Salome was […]

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The Equalizer

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Feeling a bit sluggish or stiff? Need to get your circulation going? If it’s the 1870s, take a stroll on over to Dr. Frank F. Frantz’s office at 226 West King Street in Lancaster and try out The Equalizer. You’ll be feeling better in no time!  Beginning in January 1873, Dr. Frantz purchased the exclusive license […]

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