1875 Carbon Print Fort Lighthouse Rhosea Capstan Island Harbor William XABA3

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This is an original 1875 monochrome carbon print of the fort and lighthouse located at the entrance to Rhodes Island, Greece.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 6 inches; 22 x 15 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Carbon prints were invented in 1864, and remained popular up until the early 1900s. Instead of containing silver like most contemporary photographs, pigment was encased within the confines of a gelatine base layer. As a result, many different shades of sepia or warm black were able to be used. Cracking is an unfortunate effect of natural aging, and is most common in the areas where the pigment appears darkest.

This piece was illustrated by Muller, William James.

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