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Making an Oscar

Oscar statuettes sit in a safe at the Polich Tallix foundry before shipped to Epner Technology to be electroplated in 24 carat gold in Walden, New York. 


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Oscar statuettes sit in a safe at the Polich Tallix foundry before shipped to Epner Technology to be electroplated in 24 carat gold in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Oscar statuettes sit in a safe at the Polich Tallix foundry before shipped to Epner Technology to be electroplated in 24 carat gold in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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An Oscar statuette is seen in a vice at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York.  

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An Oscar statuette is seen in a vice at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

An Oscar statuette is seen in a vice at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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An Oscar statuette is cleaned at Epner Technology in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

An Oscar statuette is cleaned at Epner Technology in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

An Oscar statuette is cleaned at Epner Technology in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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An Oscar statuettes are polished at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. 

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An Oscar statuettes are polished at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

An Oscar statuettes are polished at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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An Oscar statuette is polished at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. 


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An Oscar statuette is polished at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

An Oscar statuette is polished at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A bronze Oscar statuette sits on a workbench at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. 


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A bronze Oscar statuette sits on a workbench at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A bronze Oscar statuette sits on a workbench at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Oscar statuettes sit at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. 



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Oscar statuettes sit at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Oscar statuettes sit at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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An Oscar statuette is dipped into a chemical ionized solution of gold cyanide at Epner Technology in Brooklyn. 


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An Oscar statuette is dipped into a chemical ionized solution of gold cyanide at Epner Technology in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

An Oscar statuette is dipped into a chemical ionized solution of gold cyanide at Epner Technology in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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An Oscar statuette hangs during the cleaning process at Epner Technology in Brooklyn. 


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An Oscar statuette hangs during the cleaning process at Epner Technology in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

An Oscar statuette hangs during the cleaning process at Epner Technology in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Oscar 3-D wax printed statuette molds sit at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. 



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Oscar 3-D wax printed statuette molds sit at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Oscar 3-D wax printed statuette molds sit at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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The Oscar statuette master production mold is seen at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. 



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The Oscar statuette master production mold is seen at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The Oscar statuette master production mold is seen at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A finished Oscar statuette sits before being mounted with a base at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. 


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A finished Oscar statuette sits before being mounted with a base at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A finished Oscar statuette sits before being mounted with a base at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A finished Oscar statuette is polished by Stephanie Minor, project coordinator, at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. 


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A finished Oscar statuette is polished by Stephanie Minor, project coordinator, at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A finished Oscar statuette is polished by Stephanie Minor, project coordinator, at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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The a finished Oscar statuette is held with its bronze black plating base mounted at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. 


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The a finished Oscar statuette is held with its bronze black plating base mounted at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The a finished Oscar statuette is held with its bronze black plating base mounted at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A finished Oscar statuette is unwrapped at the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry in Walden, New York.


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A finished Oscar statuette is unwrapped at the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A finished Oscar statuette is unwrapped at the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Finished mounted Oscar Statuettes are seen at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. 


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Finished mounted Oscar Statuettes are seen at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Finished mounted Oscar Statuettes are seen at the Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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The bronze black plating base of a finished Oscar statuette is seen at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York.

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The bronze black plating base of a finished Oscar statuette is seen at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The bronze black plating base of a finished Oscar statuette is seen at Polich Tallix foundry in Walden, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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