Photographisches Centralblatt: 1903
PhotographersDr. Heinrich Bachmann, A. Cumont, F. Eger, Otto Ehrhardt, Franz Goerke, Dr. Hugo Henneberg, Alfred Horsley Hinton, Dr. L. Kleintjes, Heinrich Kühn, Dr. Adolf Miethe, Nicola Perscheid, Th. Schneider, Hans Watzek
1903 was the 9th and final year for Photographisches Centralblatt as a separate publication. (now named the Photographisches Central-Blatt) Publisher Wilhelm Knapp issued a separate title page for it but used the same sequence of photogravure plates used in that year’s Photographische Rundschau. Beginning in 1904, the two publications were merged to become the Photographische Rundschau und Photographisches Centralblatt.
Variations will always exist due to the unique nature of these plates, and therefore the scans used for this gallery as well as everything on this site is reproduced from their original source. (photogravures were each individually hand-pulled through a copper plate press by skilled artisan craftsmen) Ink, paper, environmental conditions and human skill all interacting during the production process of these plates will yield different results in regard to their final state (1) even when the original copper printing plates were used for different editions. In this respect, no website, no matter how sophisticated, can hope to replicate the experience of viewing in person the original source material. 2.
1. This also applies to plate measurements. Variations of 1 or 2 centimeters can be quite common with some of this material and dare I say human error on this editor’s watch is part of the equation as well, humbly speaking.
2. But we will try our best anyway.
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