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elephantonin process formula?

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…


Added by Gael Newton on April 15, 2020 at 4:55 — 8 Comments

giant wet plates

Might anyone know about gigantic wet plate negatives 5 by 8 feet held in Fort St Cyr, France possibly of the new Paris Opera of 1875  or   a  4 by 6.5 feet set in  Berlin?


Added by Gael Newton on May 21, 2016 at 10:47 — 1 Comment

Basil Green London photographer m1951-54

I am seeking any  information on Basil Green a London photographer in Manchester st W 1951-1954 who took a portrait of Australian writer  Patrick White. I am wondering if he might be the same as the very hip Basil Green the founder of 'Vince' Menswear in the late 1950s. 

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Added by Gael Newton on May 17, 2012 at 23:21 — 2 Comments

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