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  • Ian Dalziel,

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    magic…
    A parallel industry would have been the hand painted ‘magic lantern’ slides, a vestigial art from the Victorian days and earlier – I still regret not even having a dollar on me when in an antique shop (in ’70s Chchch) that had a whole box of these slides including one of the pink and white terraces – they were selling them for a buck each!
    I went back later, but that one had gone, I did buy others though and had a working lantern for quite a while – I used to use them in primitive light shows at school and afterwards – I must dig them out some day (they’re in a box somewhere – hmmm, I might use that for an epitaph)

    Picture sources:
    http://www.presbyterian.org.nz/archives/missions/nhphoto3.htm
    and
    https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/thehockenblog/2014/03/05/some-advertising-magic-is-released-by-a-recent-acquisition-at-the-hocken/
    and
    http://www.antiquesnavigator.com/price-guide/Antique-Photos_hq/143/1.html

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7886 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    Modern photographic archaeology would have to consider Trade Me and eBay and the like as the most lucrative middens to scavenge through – the things one misses out on…
    http://www.ebay.ie/sch/Photographic-Images/14277/i.html?_oac=1&_nkw=slide&_sop=19

    There are plenty of Whites pix here (including the one above):
    http://www.carters.com.au/index.cfm/index/1740-new-zealand-themes-photographs/
    and
    http://www.antiquesnavigator.com/price-guide/Antique-Photos_hq/7/1.html

    Also ‘Somewhere’ I have a box of slides from the ’60s/’70s that Guthreys travel and Newmans buses were throwing out – not to mention the headshots of every Jockey in Canterbury on ready to print half tone plates – that The Press threw out when the technology changed…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7886 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Lilith __,

    my old friends at Microfilm Digital Print in Chch

    Were you a ‘Copy kid’ too?
    I used to work for Pandamonium Publishing that did all MF’s digital and design many years ago – I think Andrew is still there – though it’s owned by Caxton these days… I worked on a lot of Cadsonbury books for them as well, like the Tram book in several volumes (on a Mac SE30 – it was like being on the deck of the Enterprise at the time – surfing the technology wave – wahooo…)
    I see an ex-Copy kid Hannah Beehre has just won the Parkin prize!!
    (Which John Ward-Knox has also won in the past… they’ve both had special mentions as well)

    I’m starting to feel old now, must go make a cup of tea…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7886 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Alsop,

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    A parallel industry would have been the hand painted ‘magic lantern’ slides, a vestigial art from the Victorian days and earlier

    Interesting comments thx Ian. I have a coloured-glass-slides book in my sights, so would be keen to connect on that. I included a couple in this book (spread above), while canvassing the evolution of hand-colouring in NZ to contextualise Whites’ work, and I will include a few more in the next book on hand-colouring photography in NZ more generally. Though, fundamentally, I’ve separated slides in my frame of reference from printed photos (accepting that others would keep them defined together). I also talk about photochromes (application of chromo-lithography) and how they helped cement a hand-coloured world through magazines and ephemera. All part of the storyline in my view.

    Wellington • Since Aug 2012 • 38 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Alsop,

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    The influence of hand-colouring in early print. A hand-coloured aesthetic emerged through photochromes (chromolithography) ... likely because the lithographers and printers were used to a hand-coloured world. The photo on the right was quite possibly taken by Leo White (but not confirmed).

    Wellington • Since Aug 2012 • 38 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

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    My mother's mother took her own photos and hand coloured them. She coloured beautiful photos of her four daughters (the oldest born in 1915). Here is a copy of one of her photos from the 1920s but unfortunately the colours have faded and it is not a good reproduction. Some of the blue can still be seen.
    My mother is standing left, with her three sisters. Would be late 1920s. Their mother, the photographer died in 1930 of breast cancer, so a precious image.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3196 posts Report Reply

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