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    "We experience a crisis in the field of photography the likes of which we have witnessed two times before,; the Daguerotype has almost been forgotten, the Talbotype no longer has value, but our current method on silverchloride paper will soon make way too for pigment printing and the new printing methods, because the demands on each form of photography one foremost seeks are durable products, - as we have stated multiple times in previous editions of this magazine, - and secondly the highest level of user friendliness in the workflow.

    The former demand can already be met by us! we no longer have to be ashamed, as we are now, if we witness the bundles of stained yellowed photographs, like rags in a shop or on a fair, our new printing methods will soon make an end to this, - and concerning topic two: it will be met too.

    We therefore must now abandon the old, deteriorated, and, by using the newly invented printing methods, deliver the public something better in the form of photographs that are as durable as printed matter, because:

    "the aim of photography should be to stimulate progress in any field of science and benefit our offspring."


    Nijmegen (the Netherlands), January 1870(!) , J.Schaarwachter



    "Wij beleven tegenwoordig een crisis gelijk zich reeds tweemalen op het photographiesch gebied heeft vertoont,; de Daguerreotype is bijna geheel vergeten, de Talbotypie heeft geen waarde meer, maar ook onze tegenwoordige methode op chloorzilverpapier zal spoedig plaats moeten maken voor de pigmentdruk en de nieuwe drukmethoden, want de eischen die men aan elken tak der Photographie stelt en stellen moet zijn vooreerst duurzame producten, - zoo als wij reeds meermalen in de vorige jaargangen van dit tijdschrift hebben te kennen gegeven, - en daarna de grootst mogelijke eenvoudigheid in de bewerking.

    Aan den eerstgenoemden eisch kunnen wij reeds voldoen! wij behoeven in 't vervolg niet meer te bloozen, gelijk nu, als wij de vuil-geele photogrammen op papier, als vodden in de winkels en op kermissen op hopen gestapeld zien, daaraan zullen onze nieuwe drukmethoden spoedig een einde maken, - en wat het tweede betreft dat zullen wij ook weten te bereiken.

    Wij moeten dus van nu af het oude, in verval geraakte zoover mogelijk ter zijde stellen en door het in praktijk brengen de nieuwe vindingen aan het publiek iets beters leveren en dit bestaat in: Photogrammen die even zoo duurzaam zijn als drukwerk want:

    "het doel der Photographie moet zijn om den vooruitgang op "elk gebied der wetenschap te bevorderen en der nakomelingschap "van nut te zijn!"

    Nijmegen, Januari 1870, J.Schaarwachter

    Excerpt from "De navorscher op het gebied der photograhie 5" (1870) published in "De techniek van de Nederlandse boekillustratie in de 19e eeuw", Kerstnummer Grafisch Nederland 1995.

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    Intersting find.
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    Actually, for those who want to know a bit more about the photo:

    The Alberttype, better known as Collotype, was one of the first 19th century forms of printing using a printing press that allowed accurate reproductions of photos in books, up to a point that it became difficult to distinguish them from real photos. Where previous printing methods suffered from harsh unrealistic contrast and bad half-tone reproduction, the Collotype could reproduce the grays of photos accurately. Its only 19th century rival was the Woodburytype. Both processes use dichromated hardened gelatine to form a matrix. But the Collotype depends on the non mixing properties of water and oil to form the final printed image, similar to modern day offset printing, while the Woodburytype used the hardened gelatine matrix to form a (metal) mould in which coloured gelatine could be poured, forming the image. Woodburytypes therefore have a surface structure, thick for shadows, thin for highlights in the photo, and is unlike most other print forms in this respect.
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    "The nineteenth century began by believing that what was reasonable was true, and it wound up by believing that what it saw a photograph of, was true." - William M. Ivins Jr.

    "I don't know, maybe we should disinvent color, and we could just shoot Black & White." - David Burnett in 1978

    "Analog is chemistry + physics, digital is physics + math, which ones did you like most?"



 

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