Dedicated to the memory
and vision of Arthur Fellig 1899-1968 and to the
tough, brave, band of men that have stood between New York and
disaster for over one and a half centuries.
Creation of the
Gordon Archive Index
The negatives were numbered and
recorded in the exact order that they were in when received. Each
negative was removed from its envelope and placed on a Knox light
box. They were then photographed with an Olympus C-2500 digital
camera set to full tele and macro mode at a resolution of 1700x1200
lines and saved as a lightly compressed JPEG file on a Smart Card.
These were then transferred to a custom built computer based upon
an Athlon 1100, running Windows 2000 Pro, using a Dane-Electro
card reader. The images were then reversed, reduced to a width
of 600 lines and corrected for tonality using Photo Paint 9 by
Corel. They were adjusted for tonality on a Nokia 445Xi Plus 21
inch monitor. The pages were built with PageMill 3.0 from Adobe.
They were then uploaded to our T1 connected, OpenBSD based server
in San Francisco.