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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,…

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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…
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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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