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:
Monday, March 14, 1994
Banana Leaf Manuscripts
Position at University of Texas
Position at Carolina State University
Silver cleaning reference
Coatings for exhibit cases
Grant for treatment of blueprints
Date: 14 Mar 1994
From: Walter Henry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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
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you further information on the group (like how to post messages
and use the listproc).