Re: OT, Historical Photo Question

From: Richard Knoppow ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/10/05-02:58:06 PM Z
Message-id: <008101c5cddd$52f8c9f0$c8f85142@VALUED20606295>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Katharine Thayer" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 4:08 AM
Subject: Re: OT, Historical Photo Question

> 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,
> Katharine
   There were also early practitioners, I can't name names
right now, who stripped the emulsion from glass plates and
assembled it on a final support. Some very complex pictures
were made this way. A similar stripping and assembly method
was used to make printing plates for decades.

   BTW, the Photo History list has been reactivated. I am
copying below the commands for this list. This might be a
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Richard Knoppow
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Received on Mon Oct 10 14:58:23 2005

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