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Saturday, May 31 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
(Photographic Materials Session) Characterization of Platinum Prints: Comparative Study of Platinum Prints in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Collection And the Early 20th Century Kodak Platinum Print Samples

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Nine platinum print samples produced by Kodak in the turn of the 20th century are studied using a variety of photographic documentation techniques, micro-raking texture analysis, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), and spectrophotometry. These are commercial samples of platinum print papers Eastman Kodak Company marketed between c.1902 and c.1910, and they are identified by their product names printed within the image or stamped on verso. Ten platinum prints from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are selected for comparative study. Based on the characteristics of the papers identified through a series of analysis, the print by Gertrude Käsebier, Lucille Tomajon is found to be a close match with the Kodak Etching Sepia, Smooth paper.

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Saori Kawasumi Lewis-[PA]

Assistant Conservator, Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Saori Lewis is a photography conservator at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO. She earned Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language from the Seinan Gakuin University in Fukuoka Japan, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from Kansas City Art Institute in... Read More →

Saturday May 31, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom C