Boats, Summer 1901


    © 2010
  • Dimensions (in inches): 4 x 5.5 x 1 (closed); opens to 10 x 11 x 5
  • Materials:glass plate negatives, inkjet prints, brass, book cloth, paper, book board
  • Collection of:Stanford University Libraries, Special Collections


The pages of this book are actual glass plate negatives made by my great-great-grandfather George Carpenter Wheeler in 1901. I scanned both the negatives and the disintegrating envelopes they were stored in, and printed them via ink & laserjet. The negatives and prints from the scans are bound wire-edge style. Comes in custom box of wood, bookcloth & book board.
The four glass plate negatives used in this book are images of boats and waterways taken in the Boston Harbor in 1901.