Historical Glass Plate Negative Photographs

Fifty-one glass plate negatives were found in the 1950’s beneath the front porch of Ann Walden’s home (3336 Calwagner Ave.). She realized the importance of preserving them, and donated them to Hammill Photography Studios.

These glass negatives date back to the late 1800’s, and many of them are of homes and families of that era. We have placed a number of them here for your enjoyment. If anyone has additional information concerning who is in one of these photographs, or what the photograph is of, please contact Karen Gurski at kgurski@fppld.org or call him at 847-455-6016, ext. 234.

Recently, Rodger Hammill has generously given these glass plate negatives to the Franklin Park Library’s Local History Department.