Re: albumen printing
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Can anyone point me to some references on how to make and sensitize
albumen paper? I've been wanting to do this process for quite some
time now, and I figured now's the time to start gathering materials
and a knowledge base to start making them.
The seminal reference is:
Reilly, James M. The Albumen & Salted Paper Book: The history and
practice of photographic printing, 1840-1895. Light Impressions
Corporation. Rochester, 1980.
It is available on-line at:
Reilly is a conservator and professor at RIT.
Albumen is a gorgeous process, and Reilly got me to where I could
make albumen prints that I thought were as nice as the best ones made
during the (relatively brief) heyday of albumen.