In early 2017 I worked with the King Edwards Schools Archive on their unique and fragile glass plate negatives, toned positives, stereographs and stereoscopes.

Photographed on site at King Edward Schools Archive Office, produced with a custom LED light box and support system, captured with a Phase OneXF camera & IQ280 digital back. The tonal range in these large format glass negatives and positives is very wide. The original plates are in a very good condition, and virtually no retouching was required, the primary concern was reproducing the dynamic range and surface sharpness with as much accuracy as possible.

The buildings and interiors depicted here are long gone or have changed dramatically in the years since these plates were originally exposed to light.

Images will also be used in development of the Thresholds Exhibition that will be held at Birmingham Museums Trust later this year.

Thanks to the Governors of the Schools of King Edward the Sixth in Birmingham.

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New St School exterior
King Edwards School Archive Extra Large Glass Plate Negatives
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Upper Corridor
King Edwards School Archive Large Plates
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Upper corridor (5)
King Edwards School Archive Large Plates
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The Vardey Memorial
King Edwards School Archive Large Plates
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war memorial plaques
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War memorial plaques (2)
King Edwards School Archive Large Plates
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School from playground
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Staircase
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Sapientia
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Big school (3)
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lower corridor (2)
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Doors of big school
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Cloisters (2)
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Big School
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Big school (3)
King Edwards School Archive Large Plates
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Upper corridor boys staircase
King Edwards School Archive Extra Large Glass Plate Negatives
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Lower corridor looking south
King Edwards School Archive Extra Large Glass Plate Negatives
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Lower corridor facing new street
King Edwards School Archive Extra Large Glass Plate Negatives
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big school top of boys staircase cloisters (3)
King Edwards School Archive Extra Large Glass Plate Negatives
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Big school showing organ
K.E. Archive Extra Large Glass Plate Negatives
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Big school top of boys staircase cloisters (2)
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Big school - Sapientia
K.E. Archive Extra Large Glass Plate Negatives
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Front of school
King Edwards School Archive Large Plates
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Stereograph Slides Box 2 KE24R
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Stereograph Slides Box 2 KE22R
King Edwards School Archive
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Stereograph Slides Box 2 KE21L
King Edwards School Archive
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Stereograph Slides Box 2 KE20R
King Edwards School Archive
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Stereograph Slides Box 2 KE19L
King Edwards School Archive
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Stereograph Slides Box 2 KE18R
King Edwards School Archive
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Stereograph Slides Box 2 KE4R
King Edwards School Archive
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Stereograph Slides Box 2 KE3L
King Edwards School Archive
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King Edwards School Archive
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Stereograph Slides Box 2 KE1L
King Edwards School Archive
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Stereoscope Viewer Two (01)
King Edwards Schools Archive
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Stereoscope Viewer Two (19)
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Stereoscope Viewer Two (20)
King Edwards Schools Archive
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Stereograph Slides Box 2 KE10
King Edwards School Archive
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King Edwards School Archive
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King Edwards School Archive
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Stereograph Slides Box 2 KE21
King Edwards School Archive