The glass plate collection

Femme travaillant à domicileBoasting around 30000 pieces going from 1900 to 1950, this collection encompasses two types of plates. On the one hand, photographic negative plates used to print photographs on paper: mainly geographic themed plates, portraits or historic scenes. On the other hand, projection plates used to illustrate a conference or a course. The subjects presented are very varied, ranging from history of art lessons to polar expeditions, archaeological excavations in Egypt or still, the manufacture of matches or scouting.