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I have a query on the following images and the 'negatives' associated with them? They seem to be some type of copy of the prints but I'm stumped as to the purpose and how these may have been made.The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Joe Rock Jun 25.

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Dr. Joe Rock replied to Mort Marsh's discussion Help with identification
"'Lithographic negative' would be fine."
Jun 25
Mort Marsh replied to Mort Marsh's discussion Help with identification
"Thank you, all and any help is much appreciated here. The items are currently listed in the database that is searchable by the general public as just 'photographic negatives' I'd like to add more detail to this entry to highlight the…"
Jun 25
Dr. Joe Rock replied to Mort Marsh's discussion Help with identification
"I should have said, the graduated scale is just that, a strip of exposed film (or paper) that would be exposed (or copied) along with the job so that the printer could keep an eye on the reproduced tonality. It could be used quickly with a…"
Jun 25
Dr. Joe Rock replied to Mort Marsh's discussion Help with identification
"Seeing the red tape here made me feel quite nostalgic. It was used, as Michael has said, to mask off unwanted areas and while that may not seem sensible for a semi transparent tape, almost all printing house processes used orthographic materials,…"
Jun 25
Mort Marsh replied to Mort Marsh's discussion Help with identification
"Thank you Michael. This is very helpful, as it gives me a direction as to where to direct my research. It is entirely possible that they were donated to the archive from a commercial source so it does make sense."
Jun 22
Michael Pritchard replied to Mort Marsh's discussion Help with identification
"These look like the type of negative that would have been stripped in to a plate for printing purposes. From my slightly hazy recollection the film used was thinner than 'normal' photographic cut film. The red tape was used to mask off…"
Jun 22
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Help with identification

I have a query on the following images and the 'negatives' associated with them? They seem to be some type of copy of the prints but I'm stumped as to the purpose and how these may have been made.The 'negatives' are all different sizes and have no product markings or identifying notches. They sometimes contain the edges of other images as if the whole was a much larger sheet and on one there is a section that looks as if an exposure test has been made with gradually lightening stripes. There…See More
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Image Myra Hindley

I am trying to find out who took the iconic image of Myra Hindley used as the basis for the 1995 Marcus Harvey painting. Can anyone help?

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 12:29 — 2 Comments

Arctic Photography Help

It's a contemporary question, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that historical knowledge (as it so often does) will provide the key...

I am looking for any advice on tips and tricks for overcoming the problems of photographing in May in North West Greenland using digital, polaroid and pinhole?

Has anyone advice from their knowledge of historical photographic expeditions into the sub zero areas of the globe that would be useful?

Any and all help appreciated!

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Posted on March 14, 2012 at 9:19 — 2 Comments

Call For Papers. (De)constructing the Archive in a Digital Age.

Call For Papers.



(De)constructing the Archive in a Digital Age.



September 10th 2010, School of the Arts Loughborough University, UK.…



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