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albumen print


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Photographic prints made from glass negatives on paper coated with albumen (white of egg) containing salt and sensitized before use with silver salts. The method came into widespread use in the 1850s and its popularity lasted until the 1890s.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/photography/processframe.php?processid=pr004 Description and illustrations on Victoria and Albert Museum website.

Subjects: Art.


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