I need your help.
I don't have a great grasp on what sizes/formats have existed out there, since the inception of photography, in the glass plate arena. For all my interest in photography, this is one area of minutiae I haven't really sunk my teeth into yet.
I'm curious to know historically, geographically and chronologically how different sizes came into popularity, use and demise. What type of cameras survive today, what plate holders are common, which cameras have gone the longest without having something to shoot...?
Furthermore, what resources can you recommend? Which books or websites address this? Teach me to fish...
I'd like to be able to list ALL the sizes from most commonly to most esoteric.
Thanks in advance for your input!