From: Richard Knoppow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 09/17/01-08:16:57 PM Z
At 11:41 AM 09/17/2001 -0400, you wrote:
> You will find a quite an interesting discussion of toning, and several
>gold toner formulas that could be used to tone VDB prints, in James
>Reilly's The Albumen and Salted Paper Book. This book, which was published
>in the 1980s, is no longer in print but is available on-line at
> The color change I have observed by gold-toning VDB prints is a
>purple/brown, away from the chocolate brown seen in untoned prints. You can
>also tone VBD prints with platinum, which results in a shift more toward
>neutral black, with a hint of brown remaining.
> For maximum color change VDB prints need to be toned before fixing. I
>doubt very much you will see any color change in prints toned 9-12 months
>later but it will do no harm to experiment so try it and let us know the
> Sandy King
I must say the Stanford University site has a lot of interesting
photographic stuff on it, but I don't know of a centeral directory. Perhaps
someone does and I have just not found it.
Another site there is http://palimpsest.stanford.edu the Concervation On
Line site. I think there may also be a wet plate or Daguerreotype site.
---- Richard Knoppow Los Angeles, CA, USA email@example.com
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