A print made using albumen paper, popular for photographic printing between 1850 and 1900. Thin paper was coated with a layer of egg-white (albumen) containing salt and sensitized with a silver nitrate solution, then printed using daylight under a negative. The resulting paper had a smooth surface with a fine sheen. Albumen prints could be toned with a gold solution which gave a rich purplish-brown colour to the image and reduced the risk of fading.
The old gardener Simpson....and his wife
by George Washington Wilson
Isabella Beeton (Mrs Beeton)
by Maull & Polyblank
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
by Robert Howlett
Sarah Forbes Bonetta (Sarah Davies)
by Camille Silvy
15 September 1862
George Frederic Watts
by Julia Margaret Cameron
John Brown; Queen Victoria
by W. & D. Downey
Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari with the Sirdars
by John Burke
Robert Louis Stevenson and family
by J. Davis
by Francis Henry Hart, for Elliott & Fry
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