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waxing negatives


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Gustave Le Gray (1820—1884)

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Wax was applied to paper negatives to increase translucence, thus shortening the printing time and improving image resolution (Talbot, 1841). Waxing the paper before sensitization (Le Gray, 1850) improved resilience ...

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