ID of Photographic Prints #1: Cyanotype

Notes from class “History and Identification of Paper, Print, and Photographic Processes,” taught by Gary E. Albright at the Rochester Regional Library Council.

Cyanotype: 1880-1029, blue image color.
A true photograph, one layer structure with no binder, no baryta layer.   Image lies in top layer of paper, paper fibers are clearly visible, has a matte surface.

693 - Yates Castle 75 - 300dpi
Courtesy of Onondaga Historical Association, Photograph Store Image #693, Yates Castle grounds

The cyanotypes I have “handled” are thin and fragile.   Note not to confuse cyanotypes with dyed photos.

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