"X-rays Help to ID Korean War Casualties," October 26, 2010 front page article in the Boston Globe on the Chicago Albumen Works project to recover and digitize deteriorated acetate X-ray films belonging to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in support of their mission to identify remains of missing soldiers from the Korean War. DOWNLOAD PDF
The following article on the Chicago Albumen Works appeared in the Winter, 2010, issue of Berkshire Business Quarterly. DOWNLOAD PDF
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Conservation of Photographic Prints:
The Better Image provides conservation and preservation services for fine art and historic photographs. You can find them on the web at:
Below are links to two simple, web-available targets that can be used to check whether or not your monitor is calibrated sufficiently for accurate viewing of black and white image files.
The "MonitorChecker Target for Adobe Photoshop" is an interactive Photoshop file that can be downloaded here: DOWNLOAD PSD.
Instructions for use are built into the file. Courtesy of Mark McCormick-Goodhart, Aardenberg Imaging and Archives: www.aardenburg-imaging.com.
Centennial Printing-out Paper:
While printing-out paper is no longer produced anywhere in the world, the following two documents may still be of interest. The first is a historical account of the medium's production, from its introduction in the 1880s through its final production in the 2000s by Kentmere Photographic Ltd. UK. DOWNLOAD PDF
The second is the Chicago Albumen Works' last processing data sheet for Centennial POP. DOWNLOAD PDF