School Children each posed with a birdhouse, School # 40, Dewey Avenue, Rochester NY
Unidentified
ca. 1923
gelatin silver print
19.0 x 24.4 cm
National Origin: United States
Geo Place: Rochester, NY, US
Elizabeth Taylor
Unidentified
Irene Fredette, American, b. 1916
Elizabeth Taylor, American, b. England 1932 - 2011
ca. 1952
gelatin silver print with applied (Flexichrome) color
Image / Overall: 43 x 35 cm
National Origin: United States
Gift of Irene Fredette
Léon Vidal, French, 1833 - 1906




Leon Vidal’s exact process remains an elusive one. Here is a possible formula, based on some inspection by Paul Thirkell and Stephen Hoskins from the Center for Fine Print Research, Bristol U.K. in 2003:First, a coating of lithographic varnish is layed down, followed by dusting with gold powder. Lithographic colors are then printed from plates, as many as 7 or 8 printings. This is then followed by a woodburtytype overlay, but there is a possibility that this last layer may be a carbon transfer with a varnish layer on top."THE ARTISTIC TREASURES OF FRANCE" PHOTOCHROMES FROM, 1883
Léon Vidal, French, 1833 - 1906
Leon Vidal’s exact process remains an elusive one. Here is a possible formula, based on some inspection by Paul Thirkell and Stephen Hoskins from the Center for Fine Print Research, Bristol U.K. in 2003:
First, a coating of lithographic varnish is layed down, followed by dusting with gold powder. Lithographic colors are then printed from plates, as many as 7 or 8 printings. This is then followed by a woodburtytype overlay, but there is a possibility that this last layer may be a carbon transfer with a varnish layer on top.

"THE ARTISTIC TREASURES OF FRANCE" PHOTOCHROMES FROM, 1883
Organ grinder on street with children passing
Cromer’s Amateur, French, active 1845 - 1855
ca. 1848
daguerreotype
8.3 x 7.0 cm., 1/6 plate
National Origin: France
Man in floral-patterned coat holding large color chart with information about exposure
Unidentified
Clare Finlay
ca. 1930
color plate, screen (Finlay) process
Image: 17.7 x 12.7 cm
Bicycles of 25 Years Ago
William M. Van der Weyde, American, 1870 - 1929
ca. 1900
Digital positive from gelatin silver  glass negative
6.5x8.5 in.
National Origin: United States
Nurse
John G. Capstaff, English, 1879 - 1959
ca. 1914-1917
color plate, assembly process (two-color Kodachrome)
10 x 8 in.
National Origin: United States
Ontario Beach Park
Charles C. Zoller, American, 1854 - 1934
ca. 1925
color plate, screen (Autochrome) process
3 1/4 x 4 in.
National Origin: United States
Geo Place: Charlotte, NY, US
Young man, yawning
Unidentified, American
ca. 1854
ambrotype
Image: 3.2 x 2.8 cm (1/16 plate)
Case: 5.2 x 4.6 x 0.8 cm
National Origin: United States
Man, interior leaning on giant rotary lawn mower, Coldwell Lawnmower Co., Newburgh New York
Unidentified
ca. 1900
Digital positive from gelatin on glass negative
Image: 9.9 x 12.7 cm