Black-and-white photography




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  • The art or practice of taking and/or processing photographs whose images are composed of gray tones, black, and white, and sometimes one hue, which may result from toning or aging.

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Black-and-white photography

Black-and-white photography

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Black-and-white photography

  • UF Black and white photography
  • UF Photography, black-and-white

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Kodak Verichrome Safety Film in store stand up advertisement

Item consists of a stand up, cardboard cut-out poster advertising Kodak Verichorme Safety film, a black and white orthocrhomatic film manufactured between 1931 and 1956. The ad features a woman in a red striped dress holding a Kodak Duaflex II camera (manufactured between 1950 and 1954), a role of Verichrome 120 film, and a pile of black and white photographs, with an image of a man and a boy playing baseball visible.

Kodak Developing and Printing Outfit No. 2

Item consists of a cardboard box containing materials necessary to develop film and print black and white photographs at home. Items include a Kodak candle lamp darkroom light, glass chemical stirrer, glass measuring cup, darkroom thermometer, 3 black enameled printing trays, black enameled adjustable printing frame for 95 x 150 mm (3.75" x 6"), 95 x 95mm (3.75" x 3.75"), and 65 x 95 mm (2.5" x 3.75") prints. The set includes the original yellow Kodak box, and an insturction booklet for the use of the set.

Kodak wooden developing tank

Item consists of a wooden box used for black and white film developing, containing a stainless steel round metal film tank and reel for 120mm film, 2 handles for film winding that fit through holes in the box, 1 film spool, and a metal instrument. A metal spool holder is mounted to the inside of the box. To use the developing tank, the film backing paper is attached to a spindle in the wooden developing tank, along with a light-tight cover, all of which are wound onto the spindle. The spindle is then transferred to the metal developing tank to be processed.

Source: Early Photography (2019). Roll-film developing tanks. Retrieved from: