Historic Hood River
This is one of the negatives which was stored in the box you saw yesterday. It’s a good example of how a negative can age. “Silvering” is a process where silver in the emulsion migrates to the surface creating an opaque layer, which we see in the scan as white. You can see a small bit of emulsion peeling from the glass in the upper right, and a nice big fingerprint right over the word “School” in the sign. The oils in the fingerprint have had a hundred years to work at the emulsion. Despite all of this it’s a nice view of the Barrett School, probably shortly after its construction in 1910.
We have that “19 Barrett School 10” sign on display at the museum. Look up when you’re in the atrium.