The Answers You’ve Been Waiting For

Did you have any luck identifying the prints from Monday’s quiz?

Even after classifying 217 prints I feel like I’m just starting to get the hang of it.  I would not have been able to do it without the excellent flowcharts and photos found in Kissel and Vigneau’s Architectural Photoreproductions: A Manual for Identification and Care.  The photos in Lois Olcott Price’s Line, Shade and Shadow were also helpful.

Here are the photos again with answers.

Negative Vandyke Print
Blueprint - Also known as cyanotype
Blue Diazotype
Tracing Paper
Sepia Diazo Print

The next step for me is to learn how each of these prints was made so I can determine the safest way to wash off the flood residue and make repairs.   Wish me luck.

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