Dry Plate Photography Book - 1865 - Online

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  1. zinnanti

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    I haven't been able to get the download to work, but 1865 is too old for dry plates - silver gelatin emulsion dry plates were invented in 1872. So I'm guessing this about "dry" collodion plates?
     
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    Try again Kirk, I right clicked and saved as :D Worked fine a minute ago.

    It's the Tannin process and uses Colloidon, it's rather verbose :smile:

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    Tony,

    Thanks sincerely for the post/link. I've been reading "Nonsilver Printing Processes: Four selections, 1886-1927" edited by P.C. Bunnell and I recommend it to all who might have an interest in the history of alternative processes.

    Best regards,

    Rudy Ternbach
     
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    I'll check that other work out.

    I posted this because I thought it was an interesting relic. It is verbose. But, I find the prose in the introduction to be an interesting statement of photography at the time.

    I wonder if the Canon-Nikon debate would have led to a shootout back in 1865.

    Tony
     
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    Actually I agree :D

    But if you're just looking at the underlying process it's long winded :smile:

    Tucked away in there are useful tips which would be handy for other alternative processes, it's a great piece of early process history.

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    I'll try again on the download. It would hang on me after one or two pages.