Landing After Hours: 19th Century Photography: The Wet-Plate Collodion Process

5/1/2024 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

Join us at the landing to learn how the wet-plate collodion process brought photography into the mainstream. Visitors will see examples of photography equipment of the era and learn how it was used to produce glass negatives, ambrotypes and tintypes, including a run-through of the chemistry, materials and processes that made it possible. Guest speaker Andrew Richmond is the creative director with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Office of Communications, where he also served as photographer and videographer in previous roles. He learned the wet-plate photography process in 2005, and has been an active hobbyist practitioner for nearly 20 years.

The Missouri State Museum's Landing After Hours program is held the first Wednesday of each month at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site's Lohman Building, located at 100 Jefferson St. Doors to the Lohman Building open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m. Convenient parking is available in the lot next to the Lohman Building.

In addition to being held in person, this program will be livestreamed on the Missouri State Museum’s Facebook page.

Did you know? You don't have to have a Facebook account to view Facebook videos or live programs. Simply follow the link and enjoy:

Program Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Program Location:
  • In person: Lohman Building, Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St., Jefferson City
  • Virtual: Missouri State Museum Facebook page

The Missouri State Museum is located at:

First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO | 573-751-2854

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs