Thanks for the info on Alan Ross's recent AA Special Edition prints.
Still, my understanding is that during AA's lifetime, low cost prints were made from dupe negatives. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
It is certainly possible to make excellent dupes with LF dupe negs. Kenneth Taranto Lab used to (and perhaps still does) have shows of various NY headshot photographers, where they would show original prints next to dupes, and it was often very difficult to tell which was the original.