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Prints under glass
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I have five photographs 11 x 8.5cm, each printed on very thin paper and mounted face down on glass; i.e for viewing from the other side of the glass.  (Hope that makes sense!).  i have never seen…Continue

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Peter McKenzie replied to Peter McKenzie's discussion Prints under glass
"Yes, thanks; the date would be useful to know.  Thanks."
Wednesday
Paul Kay replied to Peter McKenzie's discussion Prints under glass
"I can't help with how they were mounted, but I recently had to copy (awkward reflections!) such a print for someone. I can probably find out its date should that be of interest?"
Wednesday
Rob Tooley replied to Peter McKenzie's discussion Prints under glass
"These were fairly common in late Victorian times mostly sold as souvenirs. They were sometimes known as Opalines when mounted in a particular type of frame. I believe Frith's Medallions were also produced in this way."
Sep 2
Peter McKenzie replied to Peter McKenzie's discussion Prints under glass
"Thanks; I now think it was achieved by mounting the photograph face down on a wetted glass surface, as if to achieve a glaze but  leaving the print to dry in this position rather than removing it when glazed.  i tried glazing on glass many…"
Sep 1
Alex Novak replied to Peter McKenzie's discussion Prints under glass
"This was a pretty common practice for both photos and prints around the turn of the century."
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Prints under glass

I have five photographs 11 x 8.5cm, each printed on very thin paper and mounted face down on glass; i.e for viewing from the other side of the glass.  (Hope that makes sense!).  i have never seen anything like this and am wondering if anyone knows something about this way of mounting prints.  From one of the subjects - Sunderland Winter Gardens,  whose history I know - I have concluded that that one at least was taken around 1890.See More
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At 16:11 on August 3, 2020, Geoff Lowe said…
Hi Peter, The price is £15 + 2.50 p&p and my bank details are below. Thanks Geoff
FIRST DIRECT BANK
ACC NO - 51327453
SORT CODE 40-47-87

MY EMAIL IS geoflowe@gmail.com
 
 
 

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