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Might anyone have any details of a process introduced 1861 by Squire & Co for colouring a paper photograph to resemble a painting on ivory. It is was announced in Photographic News, vol . 5, no . 171, 13 December 1861, i
It was marketed as the elephantinon process and was evidently for making paper photographs look like paintings on ivory but with libraries shut I cant find the PN to consult.
The term is the ancient Greek name for a black dye made from burnt ivory but may refer in photography to a soft ivory-glow look rather than actual black?
An example would be great to find..
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