RICHMOND, Va. – “Capturing the Past: Photographic Seminar” will be presented by the Museum of the Confederacy – Richmond, June 22, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum of the Confederacy is located at 1201 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
The seminar will begin with a multimedia talk, “Richmond Again Taken: Photographing the Confederate Capital 1865,” by Michael D. Gorman, a Richmond-based historian currently working for the National Park Service. This talk will place famous images of the fallen Confederate capital in their proper historical context and will reveal some important new discoveries as well as many extremely rare images. After the lecture, participants will have an opportunity to view a selection of original photographs in the Museum’s own collection before heading outdoors for the final presentation. Collodion artist, Todd Harrington from Winchester, Virginia will provide an overview of the history of photography and then demonstrate the wet-plate photographic process.
Following the seminar, Todd Harrington will be plying his craft from 12:30 till 5 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who has dreamed of having an authentic wet-plate photograph made. “Where better to have your picture taken than in the garden of the Confederate White House,” said museum spokesperson Sam Craghead. Participants can choose from ambrotypes (glass) or ferrotypes (tintypes). Prices range from $45 to $95, depending on size and the medium selected. Photographic appointments are available every half hour starting at 12:30.
Cost for the seminar is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Register online at www.moc.org/events; telephone Kelly Hancock at 804-649-1861 ext. 121 to pay by credit card, or send payment by mail to Kelly Hancock, Museum of the Confederacy, 1201 East Clay Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Tickets may also be purchased at the door ($15 for members and $20 for non-members).
About the Museum of the Confederacy: The Museum of the Confederacy’s mission is to serve as the preeminent world center for the display, study, interpretation, commemoration, and preservation of the history and artifacts of the Confederate States of America. Aside from housing an extraordinary collection of artifacts, The Museum of the Confederacy also holds educational programs and events throughout the year. Visit them online at www.moc.org.
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The Museum of the Confederacy is a private, nonprofit educational institution. The Museum and White House are located in downtown Richmond in the historic Court End neighborhood, in addition to its new location in Appomattox. The Museum owns the world’s largest collection of artifacts and documents related to the Confederate States of America.
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