From: Randall Webb (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 01/25/01-02:05:45 AM Z
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From: Judy Seigel <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: Gum arabic with Cyanotype emulsion
> I've learned not to generalize from the particular in anything alt (tho
> sometimes in life?) -- however I did try a cyanotype formula with gum
> arabic addedfrom some "expert" book or other.
> Feh !!
> It might help if some other conditions are lousy, sort of even things out.
> Or let's say, it MAY have done something for someone sometime -- tho the
> first cause lost in the mists of time, as far as I can tell...
Gum in cyanotype seems like a case of someone in the 19 C trying it and
everyone else copying it blindly. Like polecat fitches for bromoil. What
does Herschel say about it? Don't believe all you read in 19C textbooks
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