By Christian Hernandez, Social Media Volunteer
In light of the ATHM’s new exhibit Flowers in the Factory, which mines our Osborne Library for inspiration for an ethereal large-scale fabric art installation, I want to talk about one of my favorite objects in the library.
The Osborne Library has a vast collection of objects on paper or related material. This includes books, newspapers, prints, photographs, promotional material, and manuscripts, both from organizations and from individual people. As I was going through our online database (more about that later) I came across this serene photogravure print. A photogravure is an intaglio print based on the photography-making process. Ink reproductions are made from an engraved metal plate that can be so rich in detail that it has photo-like qualities. This particular photogravure is called “Ghost Stories.”