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Antique Photographs
All photography was originally monochrome, most of these photographs were black-and-white. Even after color film was readily available, black-and-white photography continued to dominate for decades, due to its lower cost and "classic" photographic look. It is important to note that some monochromatic pictures are not always pure blacks and whites, but also contain other hues depending on the process. The Cyanotype process produces an image of blue and white for example. The albumen process which was used more than 150 years ago had brown tones.

Many advances in photographic glass plates and printing were made in through the nineteenth century. In 1884, George Eastman developed the technology of film to replace photographic plates, leading to the technology used by film cameras today. Many photographers continue to produce some monochrome images and some cameras have even been produced to exclusively shoot monochrome.


Antique Photographs


American Locomotives in Historic Photographs, 1858 to 1949 Ron Ziel
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Spectacular album of 126 "builder's photographs" ("portraits," more precisely) of the locos as they came out of the factories chiefly Baldwin and Lima. These exquisitely detailed photos most from the Rogers Collection which was acquired by Hayward Cirker, publisher of Dover books were submitted to Ron Ziel, a great RR historian.


Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1993
by William H. Miller
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A Dover original. Covering all ships of 15,000 tons and over from The Great Eastern (1860) to the Grand Princess (due 1997 at 100,000 tons). Four hundred photos are captioned with data on builder, tonnage, length, beam, speed, passenger capacity. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.



The Picture Postcard Values 2007. This Postcard Catalogue has over 6000 entries showing most of the worlds postcards. There are 400 colour illustrations. This is a great price guide for new and seasoned collectors of Topographical and all Subject postcards.


Picture Postcard Values Catalogue 2007
by Phil and Dave Smith
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This is a book and 4 CDs. American limousines line the streets of Cuba, adding to the Caribbean island's undeniable charm. Photographer Robert Polidori presents a brilliant photographic exhibition of these fascinating relics, some lovingly maintained, some in decay, which do so much to define the street scene of the Cuban capital.


Heroes of the Revolution: American Cars and Cuban Beats R Polidori
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Antique Photographs of Children, Animals & Pets
Steven Michael Wikert
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This third volume in this series contains 175 vintage photographs showing humorous and precious scenes of children from the Victorian era through the early 20th Century with farm animals or their beloved pets. Fifteen poems trigger warm feelings toward these treasured photos that link the past with the present. Cheerful memories of childhood days are at the heart of this delightful gift book.



Postcard Cats
by Libby Hall
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Postcard Cats brings together over 225 beguiling cats from vintage postcards, conveying the more gently sentimental mood of the first half of the twentieth century. In a parade of felines which range from the exotic to the demotic, the spectacular to the vernacular, we can either guess at the stories that lie behind these private photographic cards of nameless cats with their anonymous owners.



Product details
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (21 Feb 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486292657
ISBN-13: 978-0486292656
Dimensions: 30.2 x 23.1 x 1 cm


Antique Playing Cards: A Pictorial Treasury
Henry Rene D' Allemagne
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The history of postcards and collecting suggestions.



Picture Postcards
by C.W. Hill
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