19th Century Wet Plate Photography Demo and Lecture


19th Century Wet Plate Photography Demo and Lecture

at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum


Saturday, January 28, 2017

(snow date: Sunday, January 29, 2017)


Fine photographic artist, N.W. Gibbons, will present a lecture and rare demo of the 19th century wet plate photography process.  Learn how these photographs are created, as Mr. Gibbons walks through the steps of his precise wet plate process to create a tintype photograph.

Attendees will be able to view original 19th century tintypes and ambrotypes in the Norwalk Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Self and the World: Experiencing Photography in 19th Century Norwalk“. The exhibit is curated by Elizabeth Avery and graphic designs by Scott Kuykendall.

Admission: $10

Tickets available for purchase online.  Limited Seating!


Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue Norwalk, CT  06851

Front entrance accessible from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. The Museum is in the red brick house with double blue front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department

About N.W. Gibbons

N.W. Gibbons is a fine photographic artist from Westport, CT and has worked in large format non-digital photographic media since the mid-1970s, and since 1999 has produced work using a number of different 19th century photo processes. Mr. Gibbons creates very large tintypes and ambrotypes and favors cityscapes and landscapes in lower Fairfield County and New York State. Mr. Gibbons work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Yale Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Library of Congress, and the Museum of Modern Art. When not making wet plate images, Mr. Gibbons is a full-time Fire Inspector for the Westport Fire Department. He is also an Associate Fellow of Branford College at Yale University.