albumen print


: a photographic print made by using albumen from egg whites to bind the photosensitive chemicals to the paper
Albumen Prints (popular from 1860 to 1890): Made from a silver-nitrate, glass-plate or film negative, these images were exposed on paper coated with an egg-white-base silver-halide emulsion.Peter Kolonia, Popular Photography, March 1997

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of albumen print was in 1856

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“Albumen print.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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