What would it take to make a photograph in 1910?
November 28, 2012 5:48 PM Subscribe
What would it take to make a portrait photograph in 1910?
posted by rinosaur to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
is of my sort-of great-great grandmother in 1910. What would it have taken to make the photograph?
The photo is mounted on a board with a debossed photographer's mark, and my initial research turns up info on a studio in my town at the time by the same name. So assuming her parents took her to a permanent studio to have a portrait made, what was the prevailing technology of the time in terms of lighting (if any), shooting, and printing the photo? How long would she likely have had to sit for the image? Links to specific techniques/histories appreciated.
Thank you, friends.