Portrait of a girl, tinted photographic postcard, c 1905.

 
Portrait of a girl, tinted photographic postcard, c 1905.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

These photographs, mas printed on bromide paper, were usually coloured by tinting through stencils cut out for each colour. Photographic postcards of well-known actreses and attractive young women were particularly popular with the public during the first decades of the 20th century, selling in large numbers. Bromide paper was a photographic printing paper coated with silver bromide emulsion, invented in the 19th century by the English chemist and physicist Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (1828-1914).

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10302201

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