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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:unknown
Title:Dry Plates (4)
Date Made:ca. 1880
Materials:wood; metal
Place Made:unknown
Accession Number:  HC 2016.1.085
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert W. Lisle, MD, 2004

Description:
Dry plate, also known as gelatin process, is an improved type of photographic plate. It was invented by Dr. Richard L. Maddox in 1871, and by 1879 it was so well introduced that the first dry plate factory had been established.

image-making equipment; negatives

Tags:
photographic equipment; negatives

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