Historic Panoramic Photos Recording: Oct. 7, 2021

Richard Schneider is a records analyst in the preservation division of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) headquartered in College Park, Maryland and Washington, D.C. His presentation will discuss:

  • What is NARA?
  • Record Groups
  • Still Picture Holdings
  • NARA records related to panoramas (cartographic, textual such as patent drawings)
  • How panoramic photographs are made
  • Assembled digital and negative
  • Slit-scan
  • Wide-format
  • Still picture panoramas
  • Panoramas hiding in plain sight
  • Hoffmann glass negatives
  • How to research online and on site
  • Selection of digital panoramas

View Schneider’s curated exhibit Hidden Treasure: Uncovering Panoramic Photographs of Alaska Territory.

Schneider previously was editor of the Journal of the International Association of Panoramic Photographers and with Trans-Ocean Photos, Inc. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and Skidmore College.