Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints

Over the years, archivists, curators, librarians, and many others who care for and care about historical photographs have used Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints as their complete reference handbook on all aspects of the identification and preservation of 19th-century photographic and photomechanical prints. The text presents technical information in plain, understandable language and is supported throughout by high-quality color reproductions showing the various print types and their forms of deterioration. The fine details of print structure are pictured in numerous photomicrographs.

A key feature of the book is its practical, detailed system for 19th-century print identification. The pull-out flowchart that comes with each book is an important component in this system. The front of the chart gives step-by-step guidance for identifying major print types. The reverse side of the chart shows examples of each print type and gives dates of use.

Chapter Titles:

  • The History of Photographic Printing in the 19th Century
  • The Component Materials of 19th-Century Prints and Their Forms of Deterioration
  • Stability of Specific Print Materials
  • Identification of 19th-Century Photographic and Photomechanical Print Processes
  • Preservation and Collection Management
  • Storage
  • Handling, Display, and Care

116 pages, soft cover, 8.5" x11", no quantity discount.

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Price: $60.00