Old Time Photos

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I was recently at a county fair in which I saw a person in a trailer with an 8 x 10 field camera taking pictures and developing them within a rear room in the trailer. Would he have used 8 x 10 neg film and contact print or is there a way to use positive and develop it into a print and not have a neg. storage problem?

-- Chet Baxter (cbaxter@eesus.jnj.com), August 07, 2000


Think Polaroid.

-- Dan Smith (shooter@brigham.net), August 07, 2000.

Or the dying art of the Tintype.

-- Pete Andrews (p.l.andrews@bham.ac.uk), August 07, 2000.

There is a method to make very quick prints that are used by the fair photographers. There is, or used to be, a supplier and maybe a franchiser for the method called "Professor Bloodgood's Photographic Emporium, Inc." They are based in California. They supplied backdrops, clothes and supplies for the old time photographs. They used to advertise in professional magazines and maybe Shutterbug. I found them listed under "Rangefinder Marketplace" on the web. They have an 800 number listed for Professor Bloodgood's. They may can explain the process.

Regards, Doug.

-- Doug Paramore (dougmary@alanet.com), August 07, 2000.

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