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Welcome to Costică Acsinte Archive

Born 4th of July, 1897 in a small village called Perieți, Ialomița County, România, Costică Acsinte fought in WWI. Despite his formation as a pilot, he was a official war photographer till 15th of June, 1920. As soon as the war was over he opened a studio — „Foto Splendid C. Acsinte“ in Slobozia town.

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Muzeul Județean Ialomița

In 1985, the Ialomița County History Museum aquires more than 5000 photographic plates made by Acsinte between 1935–1945. In 2007, the museum bought more than 300 prints taken during WW I.

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Atelierele Albe

Atelierele Albe is my website and i’m the guy who digitize the plates.

Besides other stuff, i’d like to collect analog black and white photographic formulas.

Visit my website

Flickr The Commons

Because all Costică Acsinte’s work fell into Public Domain as per Decret Lege nr 321/1956 and Lege nr 8/1996, there are NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS and Flickr kindly agreed to include his photographs into The Commons.
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About Costică Acsinte

Born 4th of July, 1897 in a small village called Perieți, Ialomița County, Costică Acsinte fought in WWI. Despite his formation as a pilot, he was a official war photographer till 15th of June, 1920. As soon as the war was over he opened a studio — „Foto Splendid C. Acsinte“ in Slobozia town. Dies at 87, on 7th of January, 1984.

No Known Copyright Restrictions

In 1985, the Ialomița County History Museum aquires more than 5000 photographic plates made by Acsinte between 1935–1945. In 2007, the museum bought more than 300 prints taken during WW I. At 23rd of June, 1991 all his photographic work fell into Public Domain, as per Decret Lege nr 321/1956 and Lege nr 8/1996.

Suporters

The project of digitizing and long term archiving of Costică Acsinte photographs is supported by Ialomița County Museum and Atelierele Albe.

If you wish to help, please do contact us.

Stay in touch

Starting 10th of December 2013, Costică Acsinte Archive is a proud member of Flickr The Commons and all the photographs are uploaded there at as soon as we finish scanning. We also maintain a Facebook page of the project and a Twitter account. We monitor the hashtag #costicaacsinte. After all the plates will be digitized, we plan to include the photographs to Europeana too.

Latest posts

If you want more, please click The Archive entry in top menu.


Openness

Although until now this project was financed with private money, we believe in full openness. So, there’s a small post about the procedures of digitizing the plates, there will be a small reference section, there’s a google spreadsheet with the most important data and another spreadsheet about the incurred expenses up to date.


Daily work

We digitize Acsinte’s photographs as soon as we can, usually on a daily basis. Whenever this happens, we publish on this site a short report. Also, the pictures on flickr are arranged in sets named after the day we finish the batch.

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