The advance of photography : its history and modern applications (1911)

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PREFACE Nearly forty years have now elapsed since the first edition of VogeFs " Chemistry of Light and Photography " was issued, and no revision has been made of that work since 1883. During the last thirty years the science of photography has developed with very rapid strides. The perfection of the dry plate, the introduction of orthochromatic photography, and the scientific investigation of the many problems confronting the practical photographer have been landmarks in that progress. Then, again, much interest has centred round the application of photography for recording results obtained in various branches of scientific research; while the advent of Rbntgen-ray photography, the transmission of photographs from place to place by electrical means (photo-telegraphy), and the improvements made in the photography and projection of photographs of moving objects, have opened up new fields of interest for workers in this science. On the other hand, VogeFs " Chemistry of Light and Photography " is still considered a classic with respect to those branches of the subject with which it deals. Thus, although the present book is of necessity practically a new work, it is based upon the lines laid down in the original publication. The historical account given in VogeFs edition is so