Friday, April 14, 2006

The history of image reproduction

A few years ago I was in New Mexico rummaging through a flea market and ran across a 5x7 glass plate negative that intrigued me, so I bought it for 5 dollars. Unfortunately it broke on the return home and I stashed it in a box of old images. I ran across it the other day and brought it to work to scan it. I was originally attracted to this image because it was a glass plate negative of a Carte de Visite nailed to a wooden plank, the earliest form of photo reproduction I had seen. Yesterday I printed the image on an Epson 9600. So this is an inkjet print of a glass plate negative of a Carte de Visite, a little photo history lesson in itself.

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