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Re: alt-photo anniversary in 2009

That's really neat - thanks Greg.
I think I joined in 1995 or 1996 - I do remember that unsw email address (University of New South Wales - which is in Sydney, Australia).
How can we celebrate?


Greg Schmitz wrote:
In 2009 the alt-photo list will be 15 years old.

From the nostalgia department (after all I think we all have one):

How old am I?  How long has it been.  How shall we celebrate?
Here's the announcement that brought me to alt-photo:

                           Conservation DistList
                           Instance: 7:65
                           Monday, March 14, 1994

                           Today's Subjects
                           ------- --------
                           Banana Leaf Manuscripts
                           Vendor problems
                           Microfilming workshops
                           New list
                           Position at University of Texas
                           Position at Carolina State University

                           Today's Queries
                           ------- -------
                           Silver cleaning reference
                           Coatings for exhibit cases
                           Grant for treatment of blueprints

    Today's Messages:


Date: 14 Mar 1994
From: Walter Henry <whenry@lindy.stanford.edu>
Subject: New list

       alt-photo-process is a mailing list for the discussion of
       alternative photographic processes.  Alternative photographic
       processes traditionally have been those that do not use the main
       stream silver gelatin process, ie the printing paper that you
       buy at the photo shop. Gum Bichromate, Platinum, Carbon Dye
       Transfer, Cyanotype, Photogravure, Kallitype, Vandyke Brown,
       Color Xerox, are some processes that are currently thought of as
       alternative processes.

       The group should be free to talk on any unconventional
       photographic process or modification to the standard silver
       gelatin process.  Photographers that embark on alternative
       processes usually have a "Do It Yourself" attitude.  This
       discussion group caters to that interest.

       If you wish to join this mailing list, send the message

           SUB ALT-PHOTO-PROCESS Your Name

       where "Your Name" is your preferred name, to the list processor
       at listproc@vast.unsw.edu.au, and it will subscribe you and send
       you further information on the group (like how to post messages
       and use the listproc).