Leo Beachy's Legacy
In the early 1900s, photographer Leo Beachy took captivating images of life in Western Maryland, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but most of his glass plate negatives were destroyed in 1927. In recent years, Beachy's niece, Maxine Broadwater, recovered 2,700 negatives and is working to bring her uncle's remarkable legacy back to life. See also: the WQED documentary Leo Beachy: A Legacy Nearly Lost from writer/producer David Solomon, videographer/editor: Paul Ruggieri.
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Original airdate: Feb 01, 2010
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Original airdate: Jan 28, 2010
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Original airdate: Jan 19, 2010
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Original airdate: Jan 14, 2010
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Original airdate: Jan 11, 2010
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Original airdate: Dec 21, 2009