University of North Florida Students Restore Photographic History of Lincolnville

Richard Twine

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center in St. Augustine, Florida, is showcasing a new exhibit of the photographs of Richard Twine, showing life in the city’s African-American neighborhood of Lincolnville about a century ago.

The exhibit is the result of the work of James Beasley, a professor of English at the University of North Florida and students in his digital humanities class. The students restored Twine’s glass negatives that were found in the attic of a home where Twine had lived.

Using new digital technologies, the students were able to restore and enlarge the original negatives to poster-size document for display at the museum. The restoration effort took two years to complete.

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