Popular Photographic Print Processes:
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm), publisher. Major Gen'l Geo. B. McClellan.
Albumen print on carte de visite mount,
general use: 1850-1895
Description: Albumen prints were the most
common type of photographic print made during
the nineteenth century. They are
characterized by a smooth, shiny
surface, which is the result of a
coating of egg whites (albumen).
The color can vary a great deal depending
upon the treatment given during processing,
but most often it is purplish-brown.
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