A print made using paper containing silver bromide that was sufficiently sensitive to light to be used for enlargements. Bromide papers came into general use around 1880 and became the most popular and widely used paper for black and white photography in the twentieth century. It is produced in a range of finishes: matt, glossy and semi-matt.
by Elliott & Fry
Jerome Klapka Jerome
by Frederic G. Hodsoll
Robert Falcon Scott
by Herbert George Ponting
7 October 1911
Sir Philip Albert Gustave David Sassoon, 3rd Bt
by Howard Coster
by Barbara Strachey
The Beatles (George Harrison; Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; John Lennon)
by Norman Parkinson
12 September 1963
by Cecil Beaton
Jennifer Saunders; Dawn French as 'French and Saunders'
by Trevor Leighton
by Corinne Day
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