Wetplates at Waterloo

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Greg Schultz of Wayne will be at Waterloo Farm Museum this Saturday and Sunday creating images of authentically-dressed re-enactors using a restored Victorian-era view camera and lenses. He will develop the images on-site with a photographic dark room inside a small wagon. His pictures will be made employing the wetplate collodion photographic process to make tintypes, a medium popular from the late 1850s through the 1880s. Volunteers assisting Mr. Schultz as photographic subjects will be dressed appropriately in period garb for various activities common in the wetplate era. Unfortunately, the wetplate photographic process requires fair weather. If rain is expected, demonstrations could be impacted accordingly.

Museum tour fees are $5 for adults and $2  for children aged 5-12.  The museum is located at 13493 Waterloo Munith Road in Grass Lake, about 20 miles south of Pinckney. waterloofarmmuseum.org 517-596-2254