Re: OT, Historical Photo Question

From: Katharine Thayer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/10/05-05:08:45 AM Z
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Hi Dan,
This is known as "combination printing" and was used to great effect by,
for example, Gustav le Gray in the mid-19th century. According to
Beaumont Newhall's classic history of photography, rather than the two
plates being "melded" as you suggest, "The two negatives were masked;
part of the print was made from one, and part from the other." Hope
that's helpful,

Dan Burkholder wrote:
> Sorry to clutter the list with this but I don't know of a more
> knowledgeable group to ask. A friend sent the following inquiry so any
> info is much appreciated and will be forwarded to him with the
> appropriate credit line:
> > Some "old time" black and white photographers use to take two
> > photographs, one for foreground and one for sky and "meld" them some
> > how into one plate (back in the days of glass plates). Just at a talk
> > with Robert Glenn Ketchum who was talking about it. Do you know what
> > photographers there were, the name of the process and where I might
> > find out more info on it?
> Thanks for helping!
> Dan
> --
Received on Mon Oct 10 12:04:13 2005

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