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Henry Holmes Smith

(Bloomington, IL, October 23, 1909 - March 24, 1986, Marin County, CA)

Light Study, 1946
Dye transfer print on paper
4 1/2 in. x 6 in. (11.43 cm. x 15.24 cm.)

Creation Place: North America, American
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Pomona College Collection
Accession Number: P76.3.7

Ektacolor process

You can see the three different registers of color at the edges. This is more stable than chromogenic prints. For printing for advertising, say, they would just crop the separate color edges out. It is exciting to see something from the 1940s that is still so vibrant. (Britt Salvesen, Curator and Department Head, Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 30-31, 2022)

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