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Dizzy Dean Glass Plate Negative

Dizzy Dean Glass Plate Negative

Its glass plate negative form is a true rarity since this process was used by photographers primarily from the 1880’s to the 1920’s. Shown is Hall of Famer Dizzy Dean - the twinkle in the Gashouse Gang’s eye, signing autographs in the midst of outstretched hands from a group of young fans. This was taken in Fenway Park, circa 1938. These gelatin dry glass plate negatives were the first mass-produced and used from 1880-1920, with a few exceptions using it through the 1970’s. The key is, the glass plate negative provided the very best detail and contrast, and is also quite resistant to changes in temperature or humidity. Measures 4x5” in Excellent condition. Comes with a hand printed photo made from the original.


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