RE: world's oldest photo lab article
Rumor is that the photos are actually of Judy Seigel's darkroom ....
Actually, Don, et al, my darkroom was *built* in 1832, making it by my math older than "the world's oldest," tho it didn't become a darkroom until my reign of terror, a few years after that.
The late Peter Moore took some marvelous photos of that darkroom (which I'll find in the mess around here some day) for a Modern Photography article. But they called it "the Dungeon Darkroom," which struck me as somewhat insensitive. (I thought of it more as a grotto.) Now of course I work mostly upstairs in the studio ("lightroom"), but I still love that space... cool in summer, cozy in winter. (And yes, I had/have a lot of chemicals. Doesn't everybody?)
Don Bryant -------------- Original message from eric nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>: --------------
That IS interesting! On 10/5/07, david drake wrote:'Turning a key in a lock has revealed a past hidden away for 152 years:thelab of one of the world's very first photographers has been rediscovered. Intact and whole.' C. Saulnier hello I came across this very interesting article today on www.niepce.com Idon'trecall seeing anything about this on the list and thought others mightbeinterested. http://www.niepce.com/pagus/pagus-eve.html cheers david david drake photograp hy www.daviddrakephotography.com__________ NOD32 2574 (20071005) Information __________ This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. http://www.eset.com