Photographs: A collection of photos in albumen and gelatin silver prints
This broad category includes all the images in the collection that are printed on paper. Most of the 19th century photographs are albumen prints which are made using egg whites (albumen) and are brown or sepia in colour. The 20th century photographs are usually gelatin silver prints which are made with a coating of gelatin and silver salts and are black and white in tone.
This collection contains masterworks by such well-known photographers as Gustave Le Gray, Francis Frith, Charles Clifford, Édouard Baldus, Felice Beato, Pierre Dubreuil, Eli Lotar and others as well as an important collection of photojournalism.