Saturday, May 6, 2017

Link: Worlds Largest Wet Plate Negs

Found this fascinating story about wet plate negs and the gold rush in Australia. Some of the glass place negs measures 1 meter x 1.5 meter, which is larger than my 35x35 inch negs will be. They even found a 10 meter sized panoramas. ANYTHING, ANYTHING can be done if you want it bad enough. Heck if these guys could do bigger wetplate work in the 1870s, why can I not do 35x35s now? I will do it!

Here is the story, enjoy:
Worlds Largest Wet Plate Negs

American & Australasian Photographic Company
B.O. Holtermann with the Holtermann Nugget, North Sydney
Charles Bayliss
The beginning of Home Rule
Wet plate glass negative, on 4/Box 3/No. 18278