Joe Struble, Archivist of the photography collection, periodically calls curatorial staff into the print room for “art moment”. This happens when something rare or extraordinary is pulled for photography, research, cataloging or conservation. The object might be going back into its box again for years so we like to take the opportunity to appreciate it. Last Friday Joe called “art moment” and we all gathered around this odd deer leg lamp with photo-offset lithograph shade.
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George Eastman House is known for its rich and diverse photography collection, but often it is only the “greatest hits” that get seen by the general public. One of the perks of working at Eastman House is getting to see photographs that might never make it into the Best of exhibitions. I want to share some of these treasures here.
The Photography Collection holds approximately 200 works by Alfred Stieglitz; a collection that is much requested for loan, exhibition and research. Within this mix of iconic photographs of George O’Keeffe’s hands and images of Lake George is a small collection of lantern slides that Stieglitz made to illustrate lectures.