A type of photographic printing paper with high sensitivity for indoor processing. Gaslight paper had a silver chloride gelatin emulsion that required much lower light levels for printing than the earlier printing out papers. Thus, gaslight papers could be printed using gaslights, and later, electric lights.
Synonyms and Related Terms
gas-light paper (Br.); papier pour lumière de gaz (Fr.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
- The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: "Photography"
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000