I have a lot of 4X5 Glass Plate Negative's from 1900 up to 1920 or so, what i have been doing is put the original glass plate on a scanner, scan them in and then print them out, after reading some of the post on here i thought of trying to do this. Put the plate on my light box and then take a 35mm negative with a camera of the plate image that you see showing on the light box and then scan it in to see how it would come out. This might be a real crazy idea to do but might be something different to try and see what you get. Has any one tried something like this or any suggestions or should i just forget about this and not waste my time? Hope this was the right site to post this on. Mike.