Albumen print

A photographic printing process, in which egg whites are used in the emulsion. In art the technique has become extinct, and the production of albumen print is only really relevant to authenticators, antiquarians and photo art restorers.

The technique was invented in 1850 by Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard. A piece of paper made of cotton is being coated with the egg emulsion and salt to dry. Then the paper is dipped in silver nitrate and later used in the darkroom.

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