Advise for donating dry plates

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Hyokicha, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Hyokicha

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    Hi,

    I own a historic building in Baltimore, City and I've found wooden crates of
    Crammer Dry Plates from St. Louis MO. Inside each crate there are 4-5 paper
    boxes which contains 6-10 rectangular glass plates with very old advertising
    images. The glass plates measure roughly 14"X17". I've googled one of the
    advertising images and found it's a Chocolatier in Germany. Another is a tobacco manufacture from Egypt. Most of these companies existed before the great fire in Baltimore. I did briefly speak to a student at MICA and she did tell me that they were done by various artists and are pretty rare.

    I may have the wrong forum but if anyone can direct me to a museum or organization that I can donate these items or even find out if these have any value, I would greatly appreciate your efforts. These boxes are very heavy about 80lbs for each wooden box.

    Please contact me via email.

    Thanks,

    Steve