19th Century Photographic Processes

Who would have thought eggs, plates, and salt were once key to photography? And, no, we don’t mean as your photographer’s breakfast! With how simple, fast, and accessible digital photography is today, it can be hard to comprehend how involved and, frankly, peculiar photographic processes once were. Let’s talk about just a handful of those … Continue reading 19th Century Photographic Processes

Archival Photographs in the ADAH Collections: FAQs

To celebrate National Photography Month this May, the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) is answering 8 of our most frequently asked questions about photographs in the ADAH collections. Young woman weighing a cake at a curb market in Montgomery, Alabama. 1920-1939 1. Are all the photos in the ADAH collections digitized?Many photos have … Continue reading Archival Photographs in the ADAH Collections: FAQs

Celebrating National Photography Month: Exploring the ADAH Photograph Collections

The Alabama Department of Archives and History has millions of photographs in its collections, spanning from as early as 1840 to the modern day. Whether researching your ancestry or a specific person, place, or subject, a photograph can be an exciting discovery. To celebrate National Photography Month this May, the Alabama Department of Archives and … Continue reading Celebrating National Photography Month: Exploring the ADAH Photograph Collections

New in the ADAH Collections: Photograph Negatives of Governor Fob James’ Administration

Photographer Kevin Glackmeyer worked with the Alabama Office of the Governor during the administrations of Governors Jim Folsom, Fob James, and Bob Riley. In July 2019, the Alabama Department of Archives and History received a collection of his photographic negatives documenting Governor Fob James’ second term (1995 – 1999). The negatives capture his inauguration, speeches, … Continue reading New in the ADAH Collections: Photograph Negatives of Governor Fob James’ Administration

Governor Bob Riley’s Digital Photographs Now Live on Preservica

Digital photographs from Governor Bob Riley’s administration went live in the Alabama Department of Archives and History Electronic Records Collections on November 22, 2019, joining Governor Riley’s electronic office files. This site provides access to born-digital records through Preservica, a cloud-based subscription service that stores and migrates electronic file formats to ensure their long-term preservation. … Continue reading Governor Bob Riley’s Digital Photographs Now Live on Preservica