Albumen is the material found in egg whites, and used to make meringues. However in 1850 the Frenchman Louis Desire Blanquart-Evrard invented a method creating a photographic image using egg whites as a binder, together with silver nitrate and other chemicals, and the albumen print was born. The albumen print became the dominant photographic printing process for the next fifty years, until the technique was superceded by the introduction of Kodak's Brownie camera. Characteristics of albumen prints are the surface gloss, a reddish brown or purple image tonings and sometimes a cracking of the albumen binder.
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G P Wright - ";Brisbane Illustrated" Brisbane Principal Buildings and Country Homestead, also Northern Territory. Albumen paper prints laid down on boards., 15 loose photos, each 20.5 x 26.5cm average, The photographer George Parkinson Wright was ac
Charles Bayliss (1850-1897) photographer: Albumen prints of Melbourne (with several of maritime and shipping interest), Sydney, Geelong and a few foreign. 85 photographs, various sizes, smallest 11 x 16 cm to largest 22 x 27 cm.
Photographs. New South Wales' leather bound collection of sepia albumen images tipped into the album. (Sydney: Charles Potter, Government Printer), 1889. Album of mounted (100) albumen silver print photographs. Oblong quarto, full blue morocco blind stampe
The Far East, Black, John Reddie, a monthly Journal, R. Black (editor), Shanghai, August 1876- July 1877 illustrated with 79 original silver albumen photographs mounted on card with printed borders and captions, half leather binding, faults to spine, front
19th century European tourist photo album. 34 leaves pasted both sides with published albumen photo prints. Mostly Florence with architectural views & Art works. All photos are titled. Albumen photographs. 19 x 25 cm (each)
Kerry & Jones 5 various early photographs. 'Cedar Team on the Richmond' & Delivering safe door to Commonwealth Bank 1924, hall & Co. Contemporary print, very stained; Metropole Hotel 1901, possibly Goverment Printer, later print; George St. Looking south.
Photograph album. 'Photographs Illustrating the Earliest Times New South Wales,' by Charles Potter. Government Printer. C.1893. Containing 59 original albumen print photographs of early watercolours & engravings, commencing in 1770.
Photograph album, by John Paine (et al.) full leather, containing 30 large format albumen print photographs. Images include Government house, Sydney; Public works office, Sydney; four views of the sham naval fight on Sydney harbour, staged by the detached
A good historical New Zealand and Pacific 19th century photograph album, includes: Fiji Islands, 26 albumen prints, 'Fijian Cannibal Feast', signed and other portraits, 'Making Kava', 'Fijians selling produce» etc., mostly 13.9 cm x 20.2 cm; 11 albumen and
Group 19th century Eastern photographs. Tin paper albumen photographs, mostly published, some by Bonfils, 9 Sebah & Joaillier. Views & persons from Oman, Afghanistan, India & Ceylon. Some small candid photos on two pages. 20 x 27 cm. (average)
19th century photo album. Mixture of Grand Tour Italian images, Indian portraits, & English family life (carriages & posed family groups.) thin paper albumen corner pasted to both sides of a leaf. Some water damage to initial pages. Albumen photographs 16
Group 19th century photographs. 25 thin paper albumen photos of middle Eastern & European scenes, including Studies of Arabic women & camps. Some titled in the negative. Albumen photographs 26 x 20 cm. (average)
The Glew collection of rare carte de visite/ albumen prints by Elizabeth Pulmen, Auckland, c1870's. Print sizes generally: 90 x 5.5 cm. Three images have been cropped to an oval by the photographer. Mild fading and wear to prints. This exceptional collecti
An album comprising 184 albumen paper photographs, circa 1880, various photographers including John William Lindt the main body of photographs depicts a number of subjects and locations in Australia and New Zealand, incorporating images of ships at both th
Two original albumen prints, photographer unknown. One depicting a view of lake Rotomahana with the White Terraces in the background and the other depicting a geothermal feature in Lake Rotomahana. Both 12 x 19 cm
Original photographs, re Hill End Gold Mines, c1873. Group of albumen photographs taken by Charles Bayliss (1858-97) & Henry Beaufoy Merlin (1830-73) of various gold mining images taken in the Hill End district in NSW: the Holtermann discovery of gold bear
Circa 1860 Daguerrotype of a woman by Samuel Poole of Teignmouth (UK) ; circa 1873 albumen print 'The Beacon, Highest Point of Mt. Wellington, Tasmania' by Samuel Clifford (1827-90) ; circa 1900 Magic lantern slides (2) - 'Christ's Agony in the Garden' and
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