YoCo Dates Photos with the Ottawa Jewish Archives, Parts 7 & 8: Platinum Prints and Silver Gelatin Photos

Storify posts by Lindsay M.

The Bytown Museum Youth Council recently hosted guest speaker, Saara Mortensen, Archivist from the Ottawa Jewish Archives to learn about the history of photography and techniques for determining the age of a photo. This is the final post in a series of posts that explores these early types of photography .

Did you know that liquid platinum was  painted directly onto paper to produce what we know as a platinum print? Learn more by following the link below!

Platinum Prints

To learn about the type of photography used from 1880 to the second half of the 20th century, click the link below!

Silver Gelatin Photos

In case you missed it!

Daguerrotypes & Salted Paper Prints

Cyanotypes & Collodion

Ambrotypes & Albumen

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.