I know, thank you. It's not as funny though, as the idea of going around to mortuaries.
PE, I know there are some Lippmann's in Rochester, are you familiar with any elsewhere in the U.S.?
Sorry I made you ill :p
he was not related.
However, there is a Lippmann at the Smithsonian... down the street aways.
It (obviously, a Lippmann photograph) used to be on display for quite a while but had been taken down the last time I checked. I have details tucked away for the curious....
I had not figured that this was about actual Lippmann color plates. Most museums have removed them due to the problems with the mercury. So, since they are not on display I would not know what they have in storage. I would assume that George Eastman House has some stored away but they probably will not display them.
See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lippmann_plate
I should have been more specific. Lippmann plates cannot be copied and very few of them were made. They are thus not abundant as museum pieces, and due to the toxicity of Mercury, few are being made today. I am referring to the color plates only.
In addition, the very limited viewing angle makes them less than ideal as display pieces.
That is my take on why you rarely see them.
Yes they sure are few and far between!
As an article of photography for the enjoyment of the masses they fail almost every test.
The can have a nice "luminosity" if you will; sometimes almost like looking at reflector tape.
Unfortunately, seeing them is sometimes like trying to balance a jumping bean on your nose while standing on a bowling ball!
PS good luck with your (computer) recovery! Sounds like they should offer you a free year's subscription.