Lot 128 of 441:
Essays on Various Photographic Processes  
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Title:
Essays on Various Photographic Processes

Author:
Various authors

Place:
London, UK

Publisher:
The Royal Photographic Society

Date:
1973 [and] 1974

Description:

A series of 6 (mimeographed) monographs on various photographic process topics published under the auspices of The Royal Photographic Society, Historical Group.

  • Thomas, D. B. The Collodion Process. 3 pp. 
  • Gill, Arthur T. The Daguerreotype. 8 pp.
  • Coe, Brian. The Early Paper Processes. 1974. 5 pp. 
  • Harker, Margaret. The Gelatino-Halide Emulsion Printing Processes. 1974. 11 pp. 
  • Ostroff, Eugene. Photographic Preservation: Modern Techniques. 1974. 8 pp. 
  • Wills, C. H. The Woodburytype and Carbon Printing Processes as Used i>n Book Illustrations in the Victorian Era. 1973. 11 pp. 

 

Arthur T. Gill (1915-1987) photohistorian-at-large, joined the Royal Photographic Society in 1940 and was elected an Honorary Fellow in 1975. For a time, he served as Honorary Curator of the Society's Museum and Equipment Collection, and also as a consultant to the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. In 1972 he became the first Chairman of the newly-formed Historical Group of the RPS.

Brian Coe (1930-2007) The work of the historian of photographic technology Brian Coe, who has died aged 76, spanned more than 50 years of photography and film. He was also one of the last of the pioneering curators who, in the early 1970s, created awareness of Britain's photographic heritage and made it more accessible. In 1952 he joined Kodak and 17 years later became curator of the company's museum at Harrow, north-west London, at a time when there were few institutional or private collections of photography. 

Margaret Harker (1920-2013) had a long association with the Royal Photographic Society, and from 1958 to 1960, served as its first female president. Margaret was the first female professor of photography in the UK. A distinguished photographic historian, she was instrumental in the development of photographic education. Joining the Royal Photographic Society in 1941, she served on its council from 1951 to 1976 and chaired the applied photographic distinction panel, assessing work to be awarded distinctions from the society, from 1951 until 1992. Interested in photographic history, she became honorary curator of the society's collection of historic photographs.

Eugene Ostroff (1928-1999) former curator of photography at the Smithsonian Institution and authority on photographic conservation and the technological history of photography. Ostroff spent 34 years at the Smithsonian, retiring in 1994 from the National Museum of American History, one of the Smithsonian’s 16 museums. He helped build the Smithsonian’s collection of more than 100,000 images and 10,000 pieces of equipment, which includes the world’s longest photo negative--a 180-foot-long, coast-to-coast aerial photograph of the United States taken by the Navy. He was the force behind the 1972 opening of the museum’s Hall of Photography and assembled exhibitions of notable photographers, including Robert Capa, Imogen Cunningham and Richard Avedon.


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Condition:
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