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Judging the Authenticity of Photographs
by David Rudd Cycleback
© Cycleback, 2001, 2005-, all rights reserved


Frances Farmer, 1937


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTENTS

1) Introduction
2) A brief overview of photographs and how they are identified
3) What is authenticity?
4) What is a photograph and what isn't and how to tell the difference
5) 'Original,''printed later' and a few other important concepts
6) Identifying standard photographic processes: introduction
7) Albumen prints: the most common 1800s photograph
8) Gelatin-silver prints: the most common 1900s black & white photograph
9) Chromogentic print: the most common true color photograph
10) Early mounted photographs : cartes de visite, cabinet cards, stereoviews, imperial cabinets, etc
11) Real photo postcards
12) Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes
13) Other metal and glass photographs
14) Rarer paper proceses: dye transfer, cyanotype, platinum print, salt print, etc
15) Stamps
16) Judging if the image was made from the original negative

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17) Press and publishing photos
19) A brief historical overview
20) Stamps and paper tags
22) Wirephotos
23) Production marks
24) Later generation and 'printed later' press photos
25) Assorted notes
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26) Miscellaneous photos
27) Black light
28) Provenance
29) Photomechanical (not photographs) prints
30) Final notes

about fashion potographs

Dating baseball photos by player uniforms
Famous sports photographers

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