YoCo Dates Photos with the Ottawa Jewish Archives, Part 7: Platinum Prints

The Bytown Museum Youth Council recently hosted guest speaker, Saara Mortensen, archivist from the Ottawa Jewish Archives to learn about the history of photography and techniques for determining the age of a photo.

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  1. Platinum prints, the next discussed photographic process, was very popular with collectors. It was used from 1880 until the beginning of the First World War, when the metal was needed for the war effort. Due to not having a gelatin coating, the platinum print would not curl inward, which is one of the elements that make the print so long-lasting.
  2. Platinum Print - Warm, Mercury Processed
    Platinum Print - Warm, Mercury Processed
  3. Platinum Print - Neutral, Landscape
    Platinum Print - Neutral, Landscape
  4. Platinum Print - Pictorialist Portriat
    Platinum Print - Pictorialist Portriat
  5. Platinum Print - Warm, Studio Portrait
    Platinum Print - Warm, Studio Portrait
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