YoCo Dates Photos with the Ottawa Jewish Archives, Part 5 & 6: Ambrotypes and Albumen

Storify posts by Lindsay M.

As part of the continued series of the history of photography and techniques for determining the age of a photo, this week, YoCo shares live tweets about ambrotypes and albumen from the presentation given by Saara Mortensen, Archivist from the Ottawa Jewish Archives.

Follow the link below to learn about ambrotypes, popular between 1854-1865 !



Did you know that the liquid in egg whites is what binds photographic chemicals to paper in an albumen print? Follow the link below to learn more about albumen prints!



In case you missed it:

Daguerrotypes & Salted Paper Prints

Cyanotypes & Collodion

Coming Soon:

Platinum Prints & Silver Gelatin Photos

Lindsay is a fourth-year student  in History at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests include the history of medicine and Canadian history. Lindsay joined YoCo to gain practical museum experience and to share her love of museums and the past with her community. She hopes to continue her studies with a Master’s in History or Library Science.