2021-02 Raynors HCA Live
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Cabinet card photograph of "John Nelson, Scout, Interpreter, and Guide" with rifle in hand, and revolver at waist. Full buckskin outfit. Excellent clarity and tone. Fine condition. A Woodburytype is both a printing process and the print that it produces. In technical terms, the process is a photomechanical rather than a photographic one, because sensitivity to light plays no role in the actual printing. The process produces very high quality continuous tone images in monochrome, with surfaces that show a slight relief effect. Essentially, a Woodburytype is a mold produced copy of an original photographic negative with a tonal range similar to a Carbon print. The process was introduced by the English photographer Walter B. Woodbury and was in use during the final third of the 19th century, most commonly for illustrating fine books with photographic portraits. It was ultimately displaced by halftone processes that produced prints of lower quality but were much cheaper.
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Scarce Woodburytype of John Nelson

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