Wennin to Present “Wood on Glass” Program at Sinnemahoning

AUSTIN – Sinnemahoning State Park will offer a “Big Woods and Box Cameras: The Technique and Equipment of Wood on Glass” program at 1 p.m. Feb. 2. The program will feature Michael Wennin, executive director of the Lumber Heritage Region.

“Wood on Glass,”  an exhibit on display at the Wildlife Center through Feb. 28, consists of photographs by little known and long forgotten itinerant photographer William T. Clarke (1859-1930), a Rochester, NY native who chronicled the lumber industry and its dramatic impact on north central Pennsylvania during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Clarke’s evocative legacy is showcased in “Wood on Glass” with custom prints made from glass plate negatives, most now housed at the Pennsylvania State Archives and others in private hands.

In addition, Wennin will explain the workings of a 1901 Korona Dry Plate Camera- the process used by Clarke to take these exquisite photographs.

This is the only planned venue in Cameron County to display the exhibit as the collection tours around the region, so do not missed this opportunity to see the collection.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks: (888) PA-PARKS (voice), (888) 537-7294 (TTY), (717) 558-2711 (local or international TTY), (800) 654-5984 (PA AT&T Relay Service).  With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.  For more information visit our Web site at www.dcnr.state.pa.us.

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