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2,600,000 Steichen print correction.

Hi Jean Daubas and All,
                                             I would like to point out that the Steichen print was actually, ''The Pond  -  Moonlight''  ( 1904 ) ; New York.  Multiple Gum Bichromate over Platinum which was one of three prints from the same negative, presumably
      My  mistake.
John - Photographist - London - UK
Jean Daubas wrote :-
You're right : platinum + ferro-prussiate print.
You can find a description and reproduction on the following link :
On this other link, which is an article by Mike Ware,
we can see that there are various versions, one of them (with another title) being a "multiple gum bichromate over platinum"
the other one is then stated as  : platinum, cyanotype, ferro-prussiate print.
I'm sure  [and luckily, i begin to notice with my own work] that alternative processes arise quite an interest from photography collectors in this time of digital photography...
Cheers from france

Jean Daubas, auteur-photographe
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 2:04 PM
Subject: Is This Off Topic ?

From a  TV programme, ''The Genius of Photography.'' broadcast on BBC 4 yesterday I learned that Edward Steichen's .  ''Moonrise - Mamaroneck, New York.  1 9 0 4 '', was sold in auction for  two million six hundred thousand pounds. Apparently the highest figure ever paid for a photograph.
           The narrator did not say  what process the photo was, but I seem to recall that it was a platinum and ferro- prussiate print.
Maybe there's a chance for alternative photography to hit the headlines, again.
For now, Ciao.
John - Photographist - London - UK.