I am excited to offer a selection of very rare meteorite albumen from 19th century British meteorite collector James R. Gregory (1832-1899). These neatly-labeled, one-of-a-kind photos were made during the 1890s and offer us a rare glimpse at some of the various specimens that Gregory held in his collection. This is the first time I have ever seen anything like these. They are truly little pieces of art and are perfect for framing or dressing up the meteorite cabinet.
But first, who was Gregory and what exactly are albumen photos?
Albumen printing is a primitive form of photographic printing that utilizes egg whites to bind photographic chemicals to paper. The technique became the dominant form of photographic positives during the mid to late 19th century.
All prints are mounted on their original cardstock backing. Over the last 120+ years, the cardstock has developed a slight curve. Please note that this curve has no impact on framing and can be pressed flat. Each print is priced individually based on desirability and/or rarity of the meteorite shown. Priority Mail USA $7.20; International First Class $13.95.
If you would like to reserve a print or have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com
Copyright 2017 - M. Bandli - Photos may not be used without written permission
1890s J.R. GREGORY METEORITE ALBUMEN.
Reference and further reading:
WILSON, Wendell E. (2017). Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive, at www.mineralogicalrecord.com
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All photos come with a descriptive identification card from our collection.