A crystal cave of my own (and Years Later…)


Sugar crystals for Chicago’s trade, and a type of miniature Crystal Cave that I could visit, after great article in a national geographic mag… A structure like the buildings here, but miniature, and very near.

After many years, one of these crystal caves remains latent on a daguerreotype plate, the images is unfixed and shifting colors, periodically scanned as I unwrap it and expose it to light. Another is wiped away, and sometimes appears fading as the shift from image to tarnish shifts before my eyes.