In This Issue…
33…AN 1877 COLOR PHOTOGRAPH
By Beaumont Newhall
Article describes Louis Ducos du Hauron’s color technique and process; includes supplement facsimile of his color photograph of Angoulême, France, one of the earliest known color photographs.
34…L. A. JONES AND HIS WORK ON PHOTOGRAPHIC SENSITOMETRY
By C. E. Kenneth Mees
A memorial to scientist Jones’ contribution to modern photographic sensitometry, research and development.
Correction: in the April issue of Image the date of the invention of the ""Cylindrographe"" panorama camera was given erroneously. P. Moessard first presented this camera, at the
Versailles Photographic Society in July, 1884.
Author : Title : IMAGE: Journal of Photography of the George Eastman House Volume : 3 Number : 5 Date : May, 1954
In This Issue…
MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM. . . . 1
On the change in format of IMAGE from an in-depth quarterly magazine to a monthly bulletin for members of the George Eastman House.
DR. C. E. KENNETH MEES. . . . 1
Obituary for the first President of the Board of Trustees of the George Eastman House. In 1912 George Eastman hired Mees, a scientist in the photographic industry, to organize and direct a research laboratory in Rochester.
CUNNINGHAM COLLECTION. . . . 2
Brief biography of Imogen Cunningham upon acquiring 75 of her photographs for the George Eastman House photography collection.
BOOK REVIEWS. . . . 3
Great Moments in News Photography from the Historical Files of the National Press Photographers Association. By John Faber. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1960. 127 p. 133 illus. $4.95.
DRYDEN THEATRE MATINEES. . . . 4
GREAT FILMS OF THE WORLD 1916-1923
HAMLET 1920 Germany
THE PHANTOM CHARIOT (Korkarlen) 1920 Sweden
THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE 1921 U.S.A.
DRYDEN THEATRE TENTH ANNIVERSARY SERIES. . . . 4
HEART OF PARIS (Gribouille) 1937 France
THE FORGOTTEN ONES (Los Olvidados) 1951 Mexico
NOTES. . . . 4
McGHEE AND ELLINGSON ELECTED TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Author : Title : IMAGE: THE BULLETIN OF THE GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHY Volume : 10 Number : 1 Date : January, 1961
In This Issue…
49…FIFTY YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC RESEARCH
C. E. KENNETH MEES
This is a copy of the talk given by Dr. Mees at the dinner given in his honor at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on the occasion of his being presented with the Franklin Medal, October 20th, 1954. Mees discusses how he became devoted to the study of photography and industrial research in this field.
52…THE THEORY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS
The theory of the photographic process involves a study of the nature of the light-
sensitive layers used, of the factors which control their sensitivity to light, of the
changes induced in them by the action of light, of the nature of development, and of
the properties of the final image and its relation in tone values to the tone values of
the scene from which it was produced.—C. E. K. MEES.
52…A STUDY OF THE NATURE OF LIGHT SENSITIVE LAYERS
THE PROPERTIES OF THE FINAL IMAGE
Images showing emulsion at various levels of magnification.
THE THEORY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS, by Dr. C. E. Kenneth Mees. Revised edition. New York, Macmillan, 1954. 1133 pages. Illustrated. $21.50.
The following review is excerpted from The British Journal of Photography, September 3, 1954.
PROGRESS IN PHOTOGRAPHY, by D. A. Spencer, Editor-in-Chief. London and New York, Focal Press, Vol. I, 1940-1950. 460 pages, illustrated, £ 2.2.0. Vol. II, 1951-1954. 334 pages, illustrated, £ 2.10.0.
55…PUBLICATIONS BY C. E. KENNETH MEES, D. SC.
The total list of publications numbers over 228 separate titles. For this bibliography the important scientific papers and those concerned with the general problems of research have been selected.
A position is open at George Eastman House for a man or woman to serve as guide, custodian of the collection, and general assistant. Knowledge of photography essential, must also have experience in research and writing.
An English correspondent correctly identifies the castle in the photograph, by R. Murray, on page 44 of the October issue as Carnarvon (or Caernarvon) Castle built by King Edward I, in Wales.
Author : Title : IMAGE: Journal of Photography of the George Eastman House Volume : 3 Number : 8 Date : November, 1954
In This Issue…
"THE MEES GALLERY OF THE SCIENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY. . . .5
On the opening of the Mees Gallery, a new permanent exhibition at the George Eastman House of the science and technology of photography. It is a teaching exhibition designed to show how photography works and why.
OPTICAL PRINCIPLES; LENSES AND SHUTTERS
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS; SENSITOMETRY
COLOR AND HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH IT
THE FIRST REPRODUCTION OF A PHOTOGRAPH. . . . 7
The first facsimile of a photograph to be published appeared in a London magazine, The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction on April 20, 1839.
COBURN EXHIBITION. . . . 8
Brief overview of an Alvin Langdon Coburn exhibition in Reading, England.
ARTICLES NOTED. . . . 8
TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS. . . . 8
Author : Title : IMAGE: THE BULLETIN OF THE GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHY Volume : 11 Number : 2 Date : 1962
In This Issue…
"1…Portrait of the Inventor
Detail of the composite portrait made by D.A. Spencer titled “The Inventor.” The image incorporates the following photographic innovators: Niépce, Talbot, Daguerre, Reade, Herschel, Petzval, Niepce de St.-Victor, Scott Archer, Swan, Maddox, Vogel, Eastman, Driffield.
1…Early Photographic Medical Illustrations
Synopsis of the use of photography, upon its introduction, in the medical field. Photographic illustrations were used as study tools in lectures, publications, and hospitals.
2…Afield with the Wet Plate by Valentine Blanchard from The Practical Photographer, 1891
A condensed account of a day in the life of a landscape photographer using the wet-plate collodion process. The article details some of the difficulties involved in using a portable darkroom.
3…The Horse in Gallop
Analysis of the phenakistoscope disk of a galloping horse that was drawn by Lieutenant L. Wachter in 1862, fifteen years prior to Muybridge’s photographs of a galloping horse.
3…Forgotten Pioneers II: Albrecht Breyer (1812-1876)
A short history of Breyer’s discovery of “reflex” printing, a copying process also called a breyerotype.
4…Photographer of North American Indians
A commemorative essay detailing Edward S. Curtis’ experiences photographing Native Americans in the United States.
Author : IMAGE: Journal of Photography of the George Eastman House Title : IMAGE: Journal of Photography of the George Eastman House Volume : 1 Number : 4 Date : April, 1952