Friday, May 23, 2014

Foto Friday - Albumen Print

Newcastle, Ca. had it's sesquicentennial last weekend.  I found this in one of my favorite spots,
Anderson's Cool Junk.  Above is the reworked version of the Albumen print below.  The paper thin paper mounted to cardboard is a characteristic of this type of photograph.  Most likely taken the 1880's there were still no amateur photographers so this probably was taken by a traveling photographer.  I love this home and the boxes are for bees and nearby newly planted fruit trees which make sense for this area because it became "the fruit basket of the nation" after the gold rush and here I was buying this photo in an historic fruit shed on the rail line.  Can you make out the fish weather vane?

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