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2022 Summer Sizzlers – An Eclipse, a Murder, and the Wet Plate Collodion Photographic Process in Dallas

July 21, 2022 6:00 pm - July 21, 2022 7:00 pm

Wilson Carriage House, 2924 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204

An Eclipse, a Murder, and the Wet Plate Collodion Photographic Process in Dallas

In 1873 train service came to Dallas. Along with it came a British photographer named Alfred Freeman who would introduce the wet plate collodion photographic process to a town bustling with the spirit of progress. Invented in 1851, this was the process of Mathew Brady, the Civil War, and all of your 19th Century family photos preserved on tin and glass. Join Dallas wet plate photographer John Hall of Rodeo Tintype as he discusses Freeman, the history and methods of the wet plate process, and the current “wet plate revival” – including a demonstration of 19th Century magic before your very eyes!

The above photo of the Wilson House was taken by John Hall in May 2022 using the wet plate collodion photographic process.


Individual sessions are $10 each for current members of Preservation Dallas and $20 each session for non-members. Save money by purchasing all six sessions as a bundle (available until July 14th)*

*Attendees who purchase the non-member series bundle will receive a complimentary one year Individual membership to Preservation Dallas.

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Location & Parking

Wilson Carriage House at 2924 Swiss Avenue (located in the building behind the Wilson House).

Parking for the Wilson Carriage House is in the rear parking lot behind the Wilson House. Enter through the open gate on Liberty Street.


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