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The Last Load

The Last Load

Photographer: Brooker, A

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1891

Shelfmark: P.P.1912.fe

Item number: 25

Length: 13.9

Width: 9.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Mr. A. Brooker (Hastings) was awarded the Silver Medal, First Prize, for his photograph, 'The Last Load,' which we reproduce as a frontispiece. Our illustration is from a negative taken from a platinotype print, as, unfortunately, the original negative was broken during its transit to us. Mr. Brooker used an Ilford Rapid plate, working a Ross Portable Symmetrical of 10-inch focus, at f/22, and gave a slow shutter exposure. The print sent for competition was rough paper, home sensitised, and toned to a warm sepia. The roughness suited the subject, and we regret that we can neither reproduce the tone nor texture in our illustration."

Text by Charles W Hastings, editor of 'The Photographic Societies' Reporter,' 'Amateur Photographer,' 'Photographic Quarterly,' etc.

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