Souvenir Album Of The Catskill Mountains (1884)

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Although they are referred to as "photo-views", the pictures in these small, popular albums were not photographs. They were printed with stone, in a multi-pass process that displayed a range of tones not possible with ordinary lithographic printing. When covered with varnish, the pictures looked as if they had been printed in an emulsion, like a photograph. Printed in Leipzig, Germany by Louis Glaser and distributed by Witteman Brothers of New York City, they sold for 25 to 50 cents each.


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