When I was 16 I thought my father the stupidest man in the world; when I reached 21, I was astounded by how much he had learned in just 5 years!
-appropriated from Mark Twain
Sad indeed. This was the paper, along with Azo in "A" weight, that I learned to print on in the late 1960s. It was a great paper esp when combined with Tri-X in Microdol 1:3. It was an even better paper before c. 1973 when they made some major (unannounced) changes that affected the color and the characteristic curve. It tones so beautifully in so many toners, esp Polytoner. Sigh.
Try lith printing with old paper. I've done this with my Ektalure and others and it is absolutely superb...
Some listed on Fleabay not exactly as you describe but it is EKtalure
I only have 50 sheets so the less I use experimenting the more I have for final prints.
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Most blest is he who lives free and bold
and nurses never a grief,
for the fearful man is dismayed by aught,
and the mean one mourns over giving.
- Hávamál verse 48
A fine pro photographer somewhat older than I, was Glen Fishback (his son is a fine photographer/educator). In his middle years he started a first class photography school in Sacramento, "The Fishback School of Photography" and while he lived he did a great job. For those of you who liked Ektalure paper, that was the required paper for Glen's students.