albumen print


Definition of 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

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First Known Use of albumen print

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Albumen print.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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