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New Text on Platinum-Palladium nears publication

The following announcement by the PMG-AIC may be of interest to some; at the end is a link which contains a full Table of Contents and list of contributors, as well as ordering information:-The Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is proud to announce advance…See More
Mar 28
Mike Ware commented on William Messer's blog post Puhar: Glass plate photography origins?
"I know nothing of that claim, William, only that Puhar may have taken up Daguerreotype at an early stage, before inventing his sulphur process. The 200th anniversary of his birth is being celebrated in Slovenia this year; there is more biographical…"
Mar 22, 2014
Mike Ware commented on William Messer's blog post Puhar: Glass plate photography origins?
"The more one looks into the history of Janez Puhar's photography, the more tantalising it appears, but resolving the questions that it raises is made difficult by the inaccessibility of the research material in Ljubljana. That Puhar made early…"
Mar 22, 2014
Mike Ware posted a blog post

Herschel archive inventory online at HRC

The Herschel collection at the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas at Austin now has its complete inventory online. Many colleagues will know of the important material in this archive relating to J.F.W. Herschel's experiments with photographic processes such as argentotype, cyanotype, chrysotype, celaenotype and…See More
Mar 2, 2012
Mike Ware posted a blog post

Werge's 'Evolution of Photography'

Colleagues may be interested to know that John Werge's 'The Evolution of Photography' (1890) has just been issued as an eBook by the estimable Project Gutenberg, in a variety of formats:http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/38866Enjoy!MikeSee More
Feb 14, 2012
Mike Ware commented on Adrienne Lundgren's blog post Glycerine Developed Platinum Prints
"Greetings Adrienne, The earliest reference I can find to the use of "glycerine development" of Platinotypes in the UK is an address and demonstration to the Camera Club in June 1893 by William Willis himself. It's reported in: W.…"
Oct 31, 2011
Mike Ware commented on Michael Wong's blog post Finding Sir John Herschel
"Hmn - there seems to be an electronic censor in action, Michael! I don't know how my comment came to disappear and I don't have a copy, so this is from memory: The report above seems to omit mention of the most important Herschel items in…"
Feb 12, 2011
Mike Ware commented on Michael Wong's blog post Margaret Watkins: A new photo exhibition
"Donald - It's great to know that Joe Mulholland's archive extends back to Watkins' NY work, some of which was evidently carried out in palladium - this is a much rarer medium than platinum, historically speaking, because the paper was…"
Nov 30, 2010
Mike Ware commented on Michael Wong's blog post Margaret Watkins: A new photo exhibition
"Many thanks indeed, Donald, for all that helpful information; I may well take you up on your kind offer - later, when North Britain looks a bit less like Antarctica. Meanwhile I shall seek out the literature that you cite. One cannot reliably…"
Nov 29, 2010
Mike Ware commented on Michael Wong's blog post Margaret Watkins: A new photo exhibition
"Thanks to Joe Mulholland for making this wonderfully sensitive work more widely known and accessible. In view of Margaret Watkins' history at the Clarence White School, can anyone enlighten me about the medium of her early prints?…"
Nov 28, 2010
Mike Ware posted a blog post

Appeal for samples of original unexposed Platinotype or Palladiotype papers

Are there any collectors of photographica out there with original samples of William Willis's Platinotype Company papers, in an unexposed, unprocessed condition? These were marketed during 1879-1937 in sealed tins, like baked beans, but it doesn't matter if the tin has been opened. Please contact me privately if you have something to negotiate.The background to this request is a major research project just initiated by a leading US Museum into the conservation of historic platinotypes and…See More
Aug 3, 2010
Mike Ware commented on Michael Wong's blog post John Mercer - the local, unsung hero ?
"There are several pages about Mercer and his work in my book 'Cyanotype' (1999), but his contributions to photography were first brought to light by Harry Milligan and Dr Stella Butler (1987), both quondam Curator of Photographs at the…"
Aug 1, 2010
Mike Ware commented on Mike Ware's blog post The Platinotype Company's 'Palladiotype' paper, ca. 1917
"The 1883 edition of the Platinotype Company's Instructions and prices lists sensitized fabrics: "nainsook, sateen, oatmeal cloth, linen, jaconette and jean"! But a footnote says: "Other fabrics, such as silk, satin, &c., are…"
Apr 17, 2010
Mike Ware posted a blog post

The Platinotype Company's 'Palladiotype' paper, ca. 1917

Introduced commercially by William Willis in 1917 as a substitute for printing in platinum, whose use was embargoed by wartime government, palladium has since grown in its application, and is now widely practised. Does any collection have a copy of the Platinotype Company's original instructions for the use of their commercial Palladiotype paper, or any other relevant information, please? I am researching the early history, use and problems of the process.
Apr 9, 2010
Mike Ware commented on Michael Wong's blog post Who created the first true colour photograph ? James Clerk Maxwell or Levi Hill ?
"I will take my hat off, however, to Prof. Joseph Boudreau who recreated Hill's process in its entirety, and obtained some faintly coloured images. His work is reported in Ostroff (Ed.) 'Pioneers of Photography', SPSE 1987. He deserves…"
Mar 25, 2010
Mike Ware commented on Michael Wong's blog post Who created the first true colour photograph ? James Clerk Maxwell or Levi Hill ?
"In view of the word "true" in the title question, the answer can only be: Maxwell, although he did not create a 'single' photograph. His demonstration in 1861 of additive 3-colour separation photography was based on rational…"
Mar 24, 2010

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New Text on Platinum-Palladium nears publication

The following announcement by the PMG-AIC may be of interest to some; at the end is a link which contains a full Table of Contents and list of contributors, as well as ordering information:-

The Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is proud…

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Posted on March 28, 2017 at 14:00

Herschel archive inventory online at HRC

The Herschel collection at the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas at Austin now has its complete inventory online. Many colleagues will know of the important material in this archive relating to J.F.W. Herschel's experiments with photographic processes such as argentotype, cyanotype, chrysotype,…

Continue

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 5:30

Werge's 'Evolution of Photography'

Colleagues may be interested to know that John Werge's 'The Evolution of Photography' (1890) has just been issued as an eBook by the estimable Project Gutenberg, in a variety of formats:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/38866

Enjoy!

Mike

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 10:48

Appeal for samples of original unexposed Platinotype or Palladiotype papers

Are there any collectors of photographica out there with original samples of William Willis's Platinotype Company papers, in an unexposed, unprocessed condition? These were marketed during 1879-1937 in sealed tins, like baked beans, but it doesn't matter if the tin has been opened. Please contact me privately if you have something to negotiate.
The background to this request is a major research project just initiated by a leading US Museum into the conservation of historic platinotypes and…
Continue

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 9:58

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At 21:01 on February 6, 2011, Mogens S. Koch said…
Sitting in Ottawa after PMG meeting, where you was mentioned severel times, there was great respect for you ;-)
At 23:04 on March 24, 2010, michaelg said…
I believe that Thomas Sutton also had some involvement as a facilitator? Had the original intention been to use red-blue-yellow filtration and that because potassium dichromate was used for the third filter-it worked because it is 'contaminated' with green?

michaelg
At 9:52 on January 9, 2010, Mike Ware said…
Thanks, David. Unwanted editorial puns seem to be the price one has to pay to carry the torch for Photohistory into the chemists' camp! They also rejected my sub-title:
"Bit Strings versus Nanoparticles" !
 
 
 

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