Update

Welcome back! New-York Historical is now open for visitors. Book your timed-entry tickets. And reserve separate, timed-entry tickets for our free, outdoor exhibition Hope Wanted in the rear courtyard.

Sensitizing box

Object Number: 
1954.230a
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Wood (possibly walnut), glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. ( 17.5 x 17.5 x 19.7 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wooden box, two sides bracketed at top to hold I-shaped wooden bar with hole in center that slides across; molded green glass sleeve.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this box is of the "early type used for sensitizing the silvered plates by placing face down over the iodine crystals in the glass container."
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Abbott Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group