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The albumen silver print is a photographic printing process that was widely used in the 19th century. It involves coating paper support with a mixture of egg whites and salt, which creates a glossy surface to hold light-sensitive silver salts. The paper is then sensitized in a solution of silver nitrate, and exposed in a camera or under a negative. After exposure, the print is developed in a solution of gallic acid and silver nitrate, which reduces the silver salts to metallic silver and creates the final image. The albumen print process was widely used for commercial and fine art photography in the 19th century and produced high-quality, detailed images with a distinctive glossy finish.

Giorgio Sommer was an Italian photographer who was active in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was known for his large-format landscape and architectural photographs, as well as his travel and ethnographic images. Sommer is considered one of the earliest and most influential photographers of his time. He made numerous photographs, which he captured during his travels in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His images captured the beauty and diversity of the Europe of that time, from the rugged coastlines and rolling hills to the ancient ruins and bustling cities.

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1857 - 1914
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