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THIS PAGE CONTAINS (OR AT LEAST, WILL EVENTUALLY CONTAIN, WHEN I'VE FINISHED UPLOADING THEM!), A RANGE OF DOWNLOADABLE MATERIAL; MOST OF WHICH SEEMS TO BE NOT YET AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE.
REFERENCE WORKS ON EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN INDIA & SOUTH ASIA ,
REPRINTS OF OLD MANUALS FOR VARIOUS EARLY OR OBSOLETE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES,
TOGETHER WITH ANY OTHER MATERIAL THAT I THINK MIGHT BE OF POTENTIAL INTEREST.
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1. COLLODION. A Kodak Manual for the Wet-Collodion process.
Originally published by Kodak in the USA, in 1934, this is a really useful 34 page illustrated booklet; which give a good practical introduction to making wet-plate collodion negatives, and will be invaluable, both for anyone contemplating experimenting with this fascinating, and once again, increasingly popular, early process, and also for any historian wanting to gain a deeper understanding of what was the primary photographic process of the 19th century. This edition is possibly one of the last practical Collodion manuals ever produced, as by the 1930's the process was no longer in general use, except for reprographic work in the publishing and mapmaking industries. I have re-scanned an original copy in my own collection, which has a slightly damaged front cover, but apart from the omission of a couple of blank pages, it comprises the complete text, illustrations and advertisements. (2mb. file size)
Collodion Manual 1934