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    Historic Sources Online Books Preferred

    Just got this one on FakeBook from a post by Dan Colucci in closed private group, Antique & Classic Camera and Lens Group

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    1855 book, "Plain directions for obtaining photographic pictures..." by J.H. Croucher. This book is online to view for free https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100588452
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    The two most often cited historic Wet Plate Collodion manuals are Towler’s “The Silver Sunbeam” and Waldack & Neff’s “ Treatise of Photography On Collodion”, both of which can be found on the web. Both contain a great deal of useful information, though parsing the content requires some effort, as they are definitely written in the style of the period.

    Towler, The Silver Sunbeam

    Waldack & Neff, Treatise of Photography On Collodion

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    Re: Historic Sources Online Books Preferred

    Obviously closed for the duration

    Library of Congress

    Prints & Photographs Reading Room

    Albums of Photographs, 1850-present

    https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/photoalbums.html

    The Prints & Photographs Division (P&P) acquired its first photo album as early as 1869--a volume documenting the construction of the U.S. Treasury Building in Washington, DC. More albums are added each year
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    Re: Historic Sources Online Books Preferred

    Quote Originally Posted by paulbarden View Post
    The two most often cited historic Wet Plate Collodion manuals are Towler’s “The Silver Sunbeam” and Waldack & Neff’s “ Treatise of Photography On Collodion”, both of which can be found on the web. Both contain a great deal of useful information, though parsing the content requires some effort, as they are definitely written in the style of the period.

    Towler, The Silver Sunbeam

    Waldack & Neff, Treatise of Photography On Collodion
    Indeed, great books. Though, grains and drams still makes me stumble sometimes.
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    Re: Historic Sources Online Books Preferred

    "The ‘wet collodion’ process became widely used in astronomical photography from 1851"

    Source below

    http://www.catchersofthelight.com/ca...th%20magnitude.
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