I-68904.A | Cloud negative No. 12, Montreal, QC, 1871

 
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Cloud negative No. 12, Montreal, QC, 1871
William Notman (1826-1891)
1871, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Wet collodion process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
I-68904.A
© McCord Museum
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Keys to History

Here is the solution to the cloud problem; a selection of negatives taken expressly to show a variety of skies. This one is number 12, so Notman must have had at least 11 other cloud negatives. A cloud negative would have been printed into the blank sky area on the same piece of paper as the main scene.

Source : In the Eye of the Camera [Web tour], by Nora Hague, McCord Museum (see Links)