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ONLINE—AZO Paper: History & Demonstration

Friday, March 5, 2021, 1 p.m., Online

Printing photographs at home was not an easy feat in the 19th century, but the creation of AZO paper made it much easier and required minimal equipment. AZO paper was a popular brand name for a slow-speed silver chloride contact printing paper produced by Kodak. This product was Kodak's take on “gaslight paper." Invented in the 1890s, gaslight paper allowed photographers to make contact prints from their own negatives at home using the household gaslight as both a safelight and the illumination for printing.

In this webinar, Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will give a hands-on demonstration showing how AZO-style paper is made, and Technology Collection Manager Erin Fisher will share a brief history of this unique paper and its legacy.

Free to members; $12 for nonmembers. Registration via Eventbrite.

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Recording of this demonstration will be available to all paid attendees and members.

Note: This demonstration does not include specific instructions or guidance on how to make your own AZO paper. If you are interested in diving deeper and getting the full recipe, please attend our AZO Paper Workshop. E-mail workshops@eastman.org for information.

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