Voigtlander and I in Pursuit of Shadow Catching; A Story of Fifty-Two Years' Companionship with a Camera

Voigtlander and I in Pursuit of Shadow Catching; A Story of Fifty-Two Years' Companionship with a Camera

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... he made the tour of the Holy Land to gather material for his very complete and interesting book, " In Scripture Lands." To provide for reliable illustrations he went equipped for making photographic views, and for the purpose Mr. John Carbutt stocked him with carefully prepared plates. The trip extended up the Nile one thousand miles to the second cataract, on steamboat; to Mt. Sinai and Petra, in Arabia, on camels' backs--those "ships of the desert;" Palestine from south to north, all on horseback; the pyramids, monoliths, sphinxes, ruins of ancient cities, Jerusalem, the Red Sea, and the sea of Galilee; Nazareth, Bethlehem, Lebanon. Damascus--all the principal points of sacred and historic interest were visited and photographed. These plates, exposed to climatic changes, the heat of the desert, the moisture of sea voyages twice across, the penetrating salt and bilge evaporations very trying to delicate chemically prepared structures, carried the images cast upon them, through several months' duration, and were brought back to Philadelphia to the laboratory where they were prepared and the latent images aroused from their sleep, by the process of development, to objects of living interest. Mr. Wilson's success was of a character so phenomenally striking, as a demonstration favorable to the dry plate, that its value was then and there recognized. The world, photographic and otherwise, understands that it has been a factor of the highest value. MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE. A GROUP OF BEDOUIN'S AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE GORGE OF THE KUZNAH, PETRA, ARABIA. CHAPTER XVII. BURNED OUT AT ELVRIA. Now it came to pass in the winter of 1852 that I was married to a sister of Park, which more closely cemented the friendship between us....show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236985850
  • 9781236985859