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Ok Copper Mining . . . okay View Ojigoku . . . okay Ojigoku . . . ok Hakone Lake ok Fujiyama . . . okay Miyanoshita . . . ok Hakone Village okay Hafuya lodge. . . okay Hakone Village . . . ok Hakone Lake ok Otometoge . . . okay Kanogawa River . . . ok Shuzenji scorching Spring okay View of Hakone Lake ok View of Hakone Lake okay nice scorching Boiling Springs . . . okay Yokoiso at Atami ok [Lady Playaing Koto] S [Portrait of a woman] S Early eastern pictures • 159 160. Appendix 2 Photographic phrases albumen paper a light-sensitive paper ready with a coating of egg white and a salt (e. g. , a m m o n i u m chloride) and sensitized by means of being taken care of with an answer of silver nitrate. This extremely popular type of photographic printing paper, brought in 1850, was once used for nearly all of nineteenth-century eastern pictures. cupboard card a photo a bit better than a portrait p h o t o (usually 574 x four in) that was once put on a m o u n t that measured 6V2X four ! A inches. the cupboard card got here into use within the overdue 1860s and early 1870s while the call for for carte-de-visite photos waned. carte de visite a close-trimmed picture (274 x 33A in) fastened on a marginally higher card that served as a favored kind of vacationing card within the 1860s. Cartes de visite depicted perspectives, images, and different matters. collotype approach a great, fine-grain printing method wherein gelatine is utilized to a pitcher plate that's allowed to dry after which uncovered to a photographic snapshot. the method used to be invented by way of Alphonse Poitevin in 1855 and was once popularized in Japan within the Eighteen Nineties by way of Ogawa Kazumasa, w h o produced many appealing collotype works. daguerreotype the 1st winning advertisement photographic approach, invented by way of Louis J. M. Daguerre in 1839 and utilized by Eliphalet Brown, Jr. , for the 1st ok n o w n photos of Japan in 1853. A daguerreotype is an instantaneous confident that effects from a sensitized copper plate uncovered for about fifteen mins. The daguerreotype is a distinct picture in view that no detrimental is used. dry-plate approach a procedure that makes use of a photographic plate lined with a sensitized emulsion and dried prior to publicity. This progressive procedure, brought in 1873, made the delivery and garage of ready glass plates more straightforward. handcoloring the coloring with watercolors of images by way of artists. the method, brought in Europe yet by no means renowned there, grew to become an paintings shape in Japan from the 1860s. Beato could have been the 1st to hire handcoloring always in Japan. it really is m y opinion that handcoloring is a really underappreciated paintings shape. lantern slide a slide on which a photographic confident is outlined on transparent glass and the . 161 • image projected onto a display. Many jap lantern slides have been attractively handcolored. stereograph a print which includes pictures of an identical item taken from a little bit diverse angles. the 2 pictures are fixed facet by means of facet on a stiff card and seen via a stereoscope to provide a 3-dimensional picture. The stereoscopic approach used to be invented via Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1838.