Packaging for Agfa Commercial Orthochromatic film, opened and empty. A sticker on the top left indicates the product was safety film. A red, circular sticker at the top right depicts the logo for the NRA.
Agfa dry plate negatives in original packaging, opened but still containing a few plates. Package originally contained 1 dozen 5 x 7 inch negative plates. Stamp on back of box directs the user to develop before Aug 1939.
Packaging for Ansco Orthochromatic Non-Curling Non-Halation film, opened and empty. The film box is blue and orange and is made of cardboard. The box would have contained roll film that was 8x14cm and had 6 exposures. The film cartridge that the box once contained was prepared for machine development. A stamp on the side of the box gives the expiry date as Dec 1 1913.
1 envelope of "Cyko Prints at Night", a high contrast developing paper "made for brilliant and contrasty(sic) effects". Package contains 1 dozen papers for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 prints. Includes a folded piece of paper with instructions, and a receipt for the purchase of 2 photographic postcards at Ruth Ingram Antiques in Unionville, Ont dated July 2, 1973. Stamp on back of envelope gives date as Sept 1, 1918, which could indicate the develop-by date rather than the date of manufacture.
Empty cardboard tube with labelled "M-Q Developer Tubes" produced by Ansco Company. The label further explains that the chemicals in the package were "Adpated to any make of Dry Plates, Films, Developing and Bromide Papers" and gives directions for use developing photographic papers, films and plates. Two pieces of cork which would have blocked the ends of the tube are shoved inside.