List of Photograph Dealers: With Index by Countries, and Descriptive Notes on Collectionsof Photographs in Some Massachusetts Libraries and Museums

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Massachusetts library club, 1907 - 23 pages
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Page 3 - Imported, duty free, at a cost of from t. n to thirty-five cents each. The various photograph shops in this country carry only a limited number of subjects In the larger sizes and their prices are fixed to cover the duty and other expenses. A few of the larger European firms have branches in New York through which orders may be sent. . . . Descriptive and partially Illustrated catalogs are issued by Braun and the German and Italian publishers.
Page 4 - Retouch the corners and lay the print on the mount, rubbing it lightly, and leave the prints in a heavy press for about forty-eight hours. Silver prints should be first soaked in a solution of one part glycerine and five parts water. The treatment must vary with the kind of print, some paper absorbs much more glue than others ; the time necessary for drying also varies with the amount of moisture in the atmosphere.
Page 4 - Mitchell's anticockling mounting solution, (1016 Cherry St., Philadelphia) . Apply the glue hot to the back of the print and allow it to dry, fifteen minutes to one half hour. (The bottle of glue may be kept in a kettle of water on a...
Page 3 - Miss Louisa M. Hooper, Public library, Brookline, Mass. "Artistically and for purposes of study, photographs are so much better than the cheaper reproductions that it is worth while for libraries to take the necessary trouble to secure them; the usual sized silver prints 8 x 10 Inchee can l-.e Imported, duty free, at a cost of from ten to thirty-five cents each.
Page 4 - Italian platinums, which are more satisfactory for architecture and sculpture than for painting. . . . The mounting of photographs Is one of the greatest elements of expense In a collection. No cheap cardboard or process of mounting will be permanent or keep flat; it is more satisfactory in the end to have the work done by an expert, and with the best materials. Small reproductions may be mounted in the library with satisfactory results by using a good mount, such as Collins' number one or extra...
Page 3 - The permanent and expensive earbon prints are more attractive as reproductions of paintings; they are often, however, net so clear in detail or so satisfactory for purposes of study, and the surface Is easily injured. The platinum prints, which have a gray finish, are between the other two forms in price and are more permanent than silver prints; they represent values quite differently, being rather hard In outline. This applies more particularly to the German and Italian platinums, which are more...
Page 3 - ... only a limited number of subjects In the larger sizes and their prices are fixed to cover the duty and other expenses. A few of the larger European firms have branches in New York through which orders may be sent. . . . Descriptive and partially Illustrated catalogs are issued by Braun and the German and Italian publishers. A charge Is usually made for these unless they are sent with an order; most of the other foreign firms print only brief lists of the subjects Issitod.
Page 3 - Dealers should be warned to pack photographs carefully and to send them flat, not rolled1, by registered mail. If packages are addressed to the Institution, without any personal name, there should be no difficulty In receiving them thru the post office. ... Of the several forms of photographic reproduction the silver prints are cheapest and most practicable for a public library, altho they fade considerably in time. The permanent and expensive...
Page 3 - If packages are addressed to the institution, without any personal name, there should be no difficulty in receiving them thru the post office. ... Of the several forms of photographic reproduction the silver prints are cheapest and most practicable for a public library, altho they fade considerably In time. The permanent and expensive carbon prints are more attractive as reproductions of paintings; they...
Page 3 - ... print only brief lists of the subjects issued. Dealers should be warned to pack photographs carefully and to send them flat, not rolled, by registered mail.

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