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I have just created a Wikipedia page for photo-crayotypes and chromatypes but the current focus is on Australian uses by photographers like Frederick Frith and Douglas Kilburn. If anyone has more research they can add from the UK that would be great. Happy to help if you are not using Wikipedia regularly.

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Comment by Kim Timby on August 12, 2020 at 15:49

Hi Geoff, It's great to have a new wikipedia article related to.colour in photography – thanks!

Comment by Geoff Barker on August 4, 2020 at 13:17

Hi Marcel, hope you are well. I talked to Noel a year or so ago and we discussed some issues relating Frith's portrait on Wikipedia. The book is a real treat. Cheers Geoff.

Comment by Geoff Barker on August 4, 2020 at 13:14

Hi Gael - I agree it would be great to see some comparisons as the process appears to have continued into the twentieth century. I'm still pretty much working from home but when I get back on site from Covid I'll follow up with the chromotypes and see if there are any existing conservation reports for the Frith examples in the Library.

Comment by Gael Newton on August 4, 2020 at 2:45

Thanks Geoff  IT would be great to have other examples in overseas archives to compare. Has a conservator looked at the composition of  chromotypes?   Gael

Comment by Marcel Safier on August 3, 2020 at 12:40

Hi Geoff, I helped out with a book on the Friths ("The Frith Family : Snips & Snaps. Nineteenth Century Portaitists, Miniaturists, Caricaturists and Photographic Artists" by Noel Tozer). Frederick's sister Letitia Davidson was a photographer, miniature painter and photo colourist. Cheers! Marcel

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