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Chet Baxter
7-Aug-2000, 10:10
I was recently at a county fair in which I saw a person in a trailer with an 8 x 10 field camera taking pictures and developing them within a rear room in the t railer. Would he have used 8 x 10 neg film and contact print or is there a way t o use positive and develop it into a print and not have a neg. storage problem?

Pete Andrews
7-Aug-2000, 12:33
Or the dying art of the Tintype.

Doug Paramore
7-Aug-2000, 14:34
There is a method to make very quick prints that are used by the fair photographers. There is, or used to be, a supplier and maybe a franchiser for the method called "Professor Bloodgood's Photographic Emporium, Inc." They are based in California. They supplied backdrops, clothes and supplies for the old time photographs. They used to advertise in professional magazines and maybe Shutterbug. I found them listed under "Rangefinder Marketplace" on the web. They have an 800 number listed for Professor Bloodgood's. They may can explain the process.

Regards, Doug.