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Medford Historical Society Civil War Photographs

The BGES has provided $6,500 to fund software, equipment, and technical expertise to preserve the Medford Historical Society’s unique collection of 5,400 original Civil War images. Most of these were prepared in the expensive platinum method, which produced photographs of extraordinary clarity and detail. Currently, more than 800 images are fully digitized front and back, with another increment soon scheduled for posting. In 2018, BGES and Medford agreed to collaborate further in improving the provenance of the individual photos. It is and will be a “treasure hunt of many years.” Look for images and instructions on how to participate on the BGES Blog. If you cannot wait, you can get more information at: Medford Historical Society Civil War Photographs.


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