A Brook

PhotographerWalter S. Waterbury

CountryUnited States

MediumPhotogravure: Text

JournalThe Photographic Times 1890

AtelierN.Y. Photogravure Company (New York City)


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Landscape, Streams


Image Dimensions: 11.0 x 18.8 cm | published February 21, 1890 | issue No. 440
Support Dimensions: 20.5 x 28.7 cm

Editorial comment on this plate:

Some time ago, it will be remembered, there were offered a number of prizes to students of the Chautauqua School of Photography, for the best photographic work in various departments.
Mr. Walter S. Waterbury, of Greenwich, Conn., a graduate of the class of ‘88-89, was awarded the 6½x8½ Gundlach Rapid Rectograph lens for the best collection of 5x8 landscapes, at the annual exhibition of the School, last summer in Chautauqua.
Mr. Waterbury exhibited thirty-six pictures of very even merit, but perhaps the most interesting, for its subject as well as for the fine technical qualities which it possesses—“A Brook “—was chosen from this collection for reproduction in The Photographic Times.
It is a characteristic bit of a forest brook in New England, and was photographed at a time when the charm of the woods can best be portrayed by the camera. The detail is unusually well rendered, though not so fine as to mar the picturesque effect of the subject.
The Photo-Gravure Company have reproduced the negative with good taste and skill.
We shall probably show other reproductions from the prize winners in this contest, in later issues of the magazine.

A Brook