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Ref: 26-28 *

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“Boats in Whitby Upper Harbour"
Taken circa 1875 this is from one of Frank Sutcliffe's earlier wet plate negatives. The wet plate process involved coating the glass plate with collodion and when this had set lowering it into a bath of silver nitrate to sensitise it. This process had to be carried out in a dark tent immediately prior to taking the photograph.

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“Boats in Whitby Upper Harbour"
Taken circa 1875 this is from one of Frank Sutcliffe's earlier wet plate negatives. The wet plate process involved coating the glass plate with collodion and when this had set lowering it into a bath of silver nitrate to sensitise it. This process had to be carried out in a dark tent immediately prior to taking the photograph.