The Society has extensive photographic facilities for duplication of items in the collections. The photograph area is equipped with several studios, darkrooms, processing labs, and state-of-the-art camera equipment. The labs produce high quality images, including black and white prints and negatives, color transparencies and slides, digital images, and microfilm for the public and other institutions as well as for in-house use. Images produced meet all national standards.
Photographs from the collections are conserved in the books and paper lab.
These topics reflect common questions received by the Minnesota Historical Society. Some have previously appeared as articles in Tech Talk. New subjects and links will be added as they are developed.
- Caring for glass-plate photographic negatives
- Caring for photographic materials, Part 1
- Caring for photographic materials, Part 2
- A Checklist for Preserving Your Family Photographs
- Framing papers and photos for display and preservation
- Q & A: Preserving your photographs