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The Block Collection arrives at the Champaign County Historical Archives in December 2014.

Glass plates that are not enclosed are in danger of being scratched or
having the emulsion pulled away from the glass, and portions of the image being lost. Four flap
envelopes are the preferred enclosure method for glass plate negatives. These…

Unless they are broken, glass plate negatives should be
stored vertically in a snug fitting box. They should not be able to shift or slide in the boxes. We have
lined our box with volara polyethylene foam (an archival quality non-abrasive foam) for…

On June 18, 1966, Block with the help of George Hawthorne displayed 210 prints of the glass plate negatives Hawthorne had finished developing only the night
before. Shown in the picture above is Mr. and Mrs. McElwee of St. Joseph, Illinois viewing…

This glass plate negative, along with 200+ others, was
discovered in Everett Block’s attic in 1946.
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