October 29, 2007

Kodak book of old photos

Kodak Produces Book of Historic Photos on Native American LifeThanks to a unique collaboration between Kodak's Graphic Communications Group and The Center for Western Studies of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., photographs taken more than 100 years ago have come to life in a new photo book. Impressions of Tribal Life was produced on a KODAK NEXPRESS S3000 Digital Production Color Press.

Impressions of Tribal Life compiles photographs taken by Father Ambrose Mattingly, OSB, who came to the Crow Creek Reservation in South Dakota in August 1888 as a priest with Immaculate Conception Indian Mission at Stephan. Among his many skills as a painter, carpenter, plumber, farmer, teacher and doctor, Father Ambrose also pursued photography from 1895 to 1905, capturing images that reveal a great deal about life on the reservation.

The photo book features digital scans of glass plate images that have been enhanced by combining them with Native American artifacts to add color and texture.

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