[alt-photo] Re: Katharine Thayer

Jim Larimer jrlarimer at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 04:25:11 GMT 2011

I also never met Katharine, but we exchanged emails and she gave me support
during my early "gum printing" efforts. Her website was most valuable, and
her critiques of my work were more than beneficial! And her knowledge of
color was phenomenal. Whenever I received an email inquiry about the "gum
printing" process, Katharine's site was always first on my list for
referrals. This opinionated, but humble lady will be missed, but her
contribution to this art will certainly live on.

Jim Larimer

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 8:48 PM, Peter Friedrichsen <
pfriedrichsen at sympatico.ca> wrote:

> My first introduction to the gum bichromate process was via Katharine's
> very informative web site "In Defence of Gum Bichromate"
> This past November and December, I was collaborating with Michael Andrews
> who had developed a positive process for gum called ferric gum. Katharine
> had joined our forum discussion in search of a method to extend gum's tonal
> range. She contributed results from a number of  ferric gum experiments and
> we all had many good and often heated discussions on potential mechanisms
> and on the strengths and weaknesses of this process. Her experience and
> knowledge of the gum bichromate process made a positive difference
> I think she has made a great contribution towards educating those who wish
> to practice gum bichromate, and has asked for nothing in return...that is
> rare!  Thanks so much.
> Peter Friedrichsen
> At 07:28 PM 03/09/2011, you wrote:
>> I really don't know if she worked at some university. She always
>> complained
>> about the humidity at her place, never a laboratory or such.
>> I knew her from this list since when she became a member, and I had some
>> long arguments with her on and off list during several years. But I never
>> knew much about her, apart that she lived somewhere on the Northern
>> Pacific.
>> Never knew her age, for example.
>> I will miss her though.
>> Set tibi terra laevis.
>> Tom Sobota
>> P.S. I wonder what will happen with her website. It would be sad to lose
>> all
>> that material.
>> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 12:34 AM, Don Sweet <don at sweetlegal.co.nz> wrote:
>> > In affectionate recognition of her commitment to accuracy, we should
>> note
>> > the spelling of our late and much lamented fellow list member's
>> christian
>> > name - Katharine.
>> >
>> > I have always assumed she was a professor, or attached to a
>> learning-based
>> > institution.  Is that correct?
>> >
>> > We can, I hope, take comfort from the undiminished vigour of her recent
>> > postings (see for example on the subject of nicer names for inkjet
>> printers
>> > on 12 February last).
>> >
>> > Don Sweet
>> >
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