Re: OT, Historical Photo Question

From: Hamish Stewart ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/12/05-11:43:21 PM Z
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Dan, further to Katherine's email I recall that William Crawford in 'The
Keepers of Light' describes the combination printing process and some of
those who practised it.

Hamish Stewart Gum Bichromate Photographer -

> From: Katharine Thayer <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 11:08:45 +0000
> To:
> 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
> 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 Wed Oct 12 23:43:37 2005

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