Re: Fratelli Alanari - celloidine prints
Celloidin paper was an emulsions type (= industrial product covered with ready "emulsion": silver chloride sensitive material in the binder, opposite of the home-made chloride salt covered paper which was sensitized after silver nitrate) printing out paper, it was available from the late 1860-s. 1864, George Wharton Simpson, inventor -- 1867, Obernetter, industrial technology. From 1868 it was produced with baryta layer.
It was very popular in Europe at the turn of XIX/XX century as a material for card photographs (visit, cabinet, etc.). There are a lot of pieces in several European collections.
> celloïdine prints have collodion (celloïdine) as the binder > medium for
> the light sensitive layer in stead of albumen or gelatin
> kees brandenburg
> the netherlands
> On 10-sep-06, at 8:52, Peter McDonald wrote:
> > this list defines it). Most of the images are Italian in origin (they
> > do have a complete original set of Camerawork), and include a couple
> > of a print type of which I have never come across before: celloidine
> > prints.
> > Christopher James mentions the development of a celluloid backing for
> > film (by Eastman in 1884-5); the two prints in the book are dated 1900
> > and 1904. Would 'celloidine' be an early technical descriptor for the
> > Eastman celluloid development? or something different?
> > Has any listmember visited Fratelli Alinari? and if so, what did they
> > think of it?
> > Just interested.
> > Peter Mcdonald
> > Canberra, Australia.
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