Leo Beachy: A Legacy Nearly Lost
June 18, 2012
In the early 1900s, Beachy took unforgettable photographs of life in Western Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Most of his precious glass plate negatives were destroyed in 1927. But when 2,800 plates surfaced in recent years, his elderly niece began a mission to preserve her uncle's legacy. This episode includes the amazing Beachy collection and Maxine Broadwater's efforts through 2010 to preserve the negatives and make the photos available worldwide.
Coming Up Next
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
conversation@wqed: Mark Clayton Southers & Todd Kreidler
Michael Bartley is joined by two playwrights to talk about their work and their relationship with their mentor, the late great Pittsburgh playwright August Wilson.