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Popular Photographic Print Processes: Salted Paper Prints

Salted paper print showing Andrew Johnson
Jessie Harrison Whitehurst, photographer (attributed). [Andrew Johnson]. Salted paper print, 1860.

Dates in general use: ca. 1840-ca. 1860

time line 1840-1860

Description: Salted paper or salt prints are the earliest photographic prints made on paper. The image seems to be in the paper, not resting on the surface. The fibers are noticeable and seem to be part of the image. The salt print usually has a matte surface and is brown or sepia color.

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