Heirloom Harvest

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Preservationist and gardener Amy Goldman has been cultivating her 200 acres of farmland in Rhinebeck for several years, with a pointed dedication toward heirloom fruits and vegetables. In her latest book, Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures (Bloomsbury, 2015), Goldman teams up with Jerry Spagnoli, a seasoned and masterly daguerreotypist, as well as photographer, to engage in the definitive form of preservation, using photography to document and celebrate heirlooms. Using the age-old daguerreotype process of printing the image directly on a polished sheet of silver-plated copper, the project reveals dramatic and unearthly images of various heirlooms that hold an even more ancient pedigree.

Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures is available online and at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck.

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