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    Age of Rogers Dry Plates?

    I found a box of 5x7 Rogers Dry Plates at a yard sale that were unopened. I couldn't resist getting them.

    Any idea of how old they might be based on the dry plate market?

    I am guessing that dry plates were still being sold into the 20's and 30's, but that is a guess.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.

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    Re: Age of Rogers Dry Plates?

    Hard to say. Post a pic of the box which may by style help dating.

    I shot a could 5x7 plates about 100 years old.

    I posted scan of it last year. You can see it if you click on my profile.
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    Re: Age of Rogers Dry Plates?

    Hi Randy, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Hard to say. Post a pic of the box which may by style help dating.

    I shot a could 5x7 plates about 100 years old.

    I posted scan of it last year. You can see it if you click on my profile.

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    Re: Age of Rogers Dry Plates?

    I'm pretty sure those belong to me.

    Roger

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    Re: Age of Rogers Dry Plates?

    OP, I would think those are from the 1920's, pre depression.

    Here's a thread about new and old dry plates and how to shoot and process both.

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...=1#post1422223
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    Re: Age of Rogers Dry Plates?

    I too am thinking 1920s because of the colors and the graphics.


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    Re: Age of Rogers Dry Plates?



    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Thoms View Post
    I'm pretty sure those belong to me.

    Roger

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    Re: Age of Rogers Dry Plates?

    Thanks Randy! I appreciate the info.


    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    OP, I would think those are from the 1920's, pre depression.

    Here's a thread about new and old dry plates and how to shoot and process both.

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...=1#post1422223

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    Re: Age of Rogers Dry Plates?

    Photographers for the AP and Black Star were using 4x5 glass plates for newspaper work in the late 1920's. I have a few that were given to me some years ago; I was very surprised to find that news guys weren't using sheet film by then. Best of luck with your find!

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    Re: Age of Rogers Dry Plates?

    Hi Mark, I have two unopened boxes and 1 opened box. This is going to be a lot of fun...


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sampson View Post
    Photographers for the AP and Black Star were using 4x5 glass plates for newspaper work in the late 1920's. I have a few that were given to me some years ago; I was very surprised to find that news guys weren't using sheet film by then. Best of luck with your find!

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