Antique Technical Booklets

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Every paper and plate company (and, originally, there were a lot of them) published its own house version of directions and recipes for success.  The tips within the pages of these little masterpieces are invaluable.  In a sense, when we are using antique processes, we must be time travelers, visiting the past with the goal of fitting in, rather than trying to impose our modern attitudes and knowledge; going deep into a new culture with its own rhythms and and wisdoms.

Hammer's Little Book Faults in Negatives Orthochromatic Photography
The Velox Book PDF of the chapter on emulsion-making from "The Book of Photography"

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