Assuming that isn't a typo, how on earth is the paper base still white (i.e. no fogging and no yellowing) ?! Was it stored in a salt mine in an inert gas ? Am I the only person amazed by the ability to get exquisite prints from 92 year old photographic paper ?
Old papers last -- esp AZO...the slower the better! Might be due the heavy metals?
I have drawn directly on the glass of the contact printing frame with a sharpie to do a little dodging. Usually part way thru the exposure.
At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.
I've been doing lumen prints and besides using objects I've tried some with 35mm negatives and yeah, they're small... played around w/a triptych of sorts but am still experimenting to come up with a final print. I've used Azo, in the sun it turns a peachish orange, and old Velox is great, turns a deep purple.