Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/04/18

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Follow-up with Examples of Direct-Positive Photos
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 22:41:03 -0500

I have had a couple of questions about the process used in the 
Direct-Positive photo booth in the 1930s, and realize that few are familiar 
with this process. I searched for a couple of examples that I could share. 
You must realize that these are seventy-year-old images, and originally sold 
"4 for a dime".

The photographer, posing for a camera checkout:

The photographer's son, always happy to pose:

These are shown in actual size. The first photo was sharpened slightly, but 
I decided to post the second one with no help at all from PhotoShop.

Comments are welcomed.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA