Glass plates, part 2

More from the glass plates my husband inherited and I scanned.






When you consider the process of making glass plates you have to wonder how the photographer managed to get the photo of the dog jumping without it being a blurry mess. The exposures were usually long and people had to hold still.

The last plate, at a funeral, is a bit creepy as we don’t usually take photos at funerals, but when this plate was made it was very common to do this. Sometimes the family would pose a deceased family member for one more photo…..even surrounding live family members around a deceased person sitting up in a chair. Oh, I hope I have a plate of that long ago custom.


About gretchen

I love living in the Pacific Northwest being close to the mountains and the ocean. My hobbies include photography, travel, reading, biking, walking and gardening. I am an Anglophile at heart and try to visit the UK often. My camera goes everywhere with me.
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