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A collotype is a photo-mechanically produced image that preceded the off-set lithography process for high volume image reproductions in the late 19th century. Using a gelatin coated glass plate, developers would expose the plate and a negative to light, hardening the exposed gelatin. Unexposed areas would be washed away, leaving the gelatin in relief on the plate.

The plate would be inked to adhere to the raised gelatin, and then run through a printing press. Though initially used purely for commercial purposes, fine artists exploited the process as well. In the United States, Alfred Stieglitz used the process to reproduce his photographs and publish catalogs of his work. The process was used extensively to print postcards, which gained immense popularity in the United States at the... Read more

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Felix Bonfils - Photograph Folder - Late 19th Century

March 20, 2018, 3:00 PM GMT
Jerusalem, Israel

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