D'Arcy White

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

D’Arcy White began working at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania after moving to Philadelphia from her home in Toronto, Canada in February 2011. She received her Master of Arts in Photographic Preservation and Collection Management in a joint program with Ryerson University in Toronto, ON, Canada and George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY.

In her capacity as Cased Photographs Specialist D’Arcy is conducting a survey of HSP’s cased photographs, compiling an item-level inventory, creating custom housing , and digitizing the entire collection for inclusion on http://digitallibrary.hsp.org/.

D’Arcy is also Project Photo Conservator for the DCA2 project, performing treatments such as mending tears, humidifying rolled or folded items, as well as care of cased photographs, including mending damaged cases, and cleaning or replacing deteriorating or broken glass.

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Out of some 600 items in HSP’s collection of cased photographs, the very first one I opened was an absolute gem. My work lets me examine and admire many old photographs, but never before had I encountered one with its own accompanying love letter which brought the photograph to life.

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