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Photographer in the picture

June 13th, 2013 by

Positive image from a scan of a Powerhouse Museum, Tyrrell Collection, glass plate negativeI

This detail from a larger image in the Tyrrell collection, (see below) gives us a glimpse of a photographer in the field in the late 19th century.

The advent of the dry plate process in the late 1870s  the  made outdoor photography much easier. Pre-prepared dry plates could be exposed on location and printed later in the studio. Landscape photography became more popular and studios like those of Kerry & Co made a good profit from the view trade in prints and later, postcards.

Positive image from a scan of a Powerhouse Museum, Tyrrell Collection, glass plate negative

 

Photography by Kerry & Co, Tyrrell Collection

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