Archiving the Positives
An important part of the archive is a collection of over 1,300 prints, mostly of the photographs made as a commission for the prewar Ministry of Transport’s Department of Tourism. The images are from all over Poland, with a predominance of the southern and eastern regions. Housed originally in paper envelopes, the prints have been preserved in a moderate condition. Most were heavily bent, some bearing glue stains. They were conserved, scanned, and rehoused in melinex archival jackets and then in boxes. The whole material was identified, annotated and made available in the APF online database. Work is currently under way on a publication presenting the material.