I-68904.A | Cloud negative No. 12, Montreal, QC, 1871
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.
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Miscellaneous (671) , Photograph (77678)
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)