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Collodion Wet Plate Process Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 4 pictures in our Collodion Wet Plate Process collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Camera and steam power, 1871 Featured Print

Camera and steam power, 1871

Camera and steam power. 19th-century artwork of a crowd of people queuing to be photographed by a large camera, with a steam engine (steam visible) behind it. Prints were developed in the adjoining hut and handed to customers as they descended the steps at left. The photographic method most commonly in use at the time was the collodion wet plate process, where the film was coated, exposed and developed within a period of around 15 minutes. Steam engine technology advanced rapidly in the 19th century. This lithograph was drawn by H. G. Webber and published in 1871 by Gibson and Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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