Woodburytypes

A Woodburytype is both a printing process and the print that it produces. In technical terms, the process is a photomechanical rather than a photographic one, because sensitivity to light plays no role in the actual printing. The process produces very high quality continuous tone images in monochrome, with surfaces that show a slight relief effect. Essentially, a Woodburytype is a molded copy of an original photographic carbon print.

The process was introduced by Walter B. Woodbury and was in use during the final third of the 19th century, most commonly for illustrating fine books with photographic portraits. It was ultimately displaced by halftone processes that produced prints of lower quality but were much cheaper.

Vernacular Photography.com has Numerous Woodburytype Prints you may wish to review.


Lock and Whitfield. Gustave Dore. Artist

Lock and Whitfield. Gustave Dore. Artist

Gustave Dore. Artist Woodburytype Portrait.  1870"s-1880's.  3 1/2 X 4 1/4  inch..

$150.00 Ex Tax: $150.00

Lock and Whitfield. James Nasmyth. Engineer and Astronomer

Lock and Whitfield. James Nasmyth. Engineer and Astronomer

James Nasmyth. Engineer and Astronomer. Woodburytype Portrait.  1870"s-1880's.  3 1/2..

$150.00 Ex Tax: $150.00

Lock and Whitfield. Prince Henry of Battenberg

Lock and Whitfield. Prince Henry of Battenberg

Prince Henry of Battenberg Woodburytype Portrait.  1870"s-1880's 3 1/2 X 5 inch images on ..

$100.00 Ex Tax: $100.00

Lock and Whitfield. Richard Owen. Naturalist

Lock and Whitfield. Richard Owen. Naturalist

 Richard Owen. Naturalistr. Woodburytype Portrait.  1870"s-1880's.  3 1/2 X 4 1/..

$125.00 Ex Tax: $125.00

Lock and Whitfield. Sir George Strong Nares, K.C.B. Polar Explorer

Lock and Whitfield. Sir George Strong Nares, K.C.B. Polar Explorer

Sir George Strong Nares, K.C.B. Polar Explorer. Woodburytype Portrait.  1870"s-1880's. &nb..

$200.00 Ex Tax: $200.00

Lock and Whitfield. Sir William Gull, MD

Lock and Whitfield. Sir William Gull, MD

Sir William Gull, MD Woodburytype Portrait.  1870"s-1880's. Thought by some to be Jack The Ripp..

$150.00 Ex Tax: $150.00

Lock and Whitfield. Sir William Thomson. Lord Kelvin

Lock and Whitfield. Sir William Thomson. Lord Kelvin

 Sir William Thomson. Lord Kelvin Woodburytype Portrait.  1870"s-1880's 3 1/2 X 5 inc..

$200.00 Ex Tax: $200.00

Lock and Whitfield. The Crown Prince Of Germany

Lock and Whitfield. The Crown Prince Of Germany

The Crown Prince Of Germany  Woodburytype Portrait.   3 1/2 X 5 inch images on a..

$150.00 Ex Tax: $150.00

Lock and Whitfield. The King Of Greece

Lock and Whitfield. The King Of Greece

The King Of Greece  Woodburytype Portrait.   3 1/2 X 5 inch images on a 7 X 9 1/..

$75.00 Ex Tax: $75.00

Lock and Whitfield. Thomas Webster, R.A. Painter, Etcher

Lock and Whitfield. Thomas Webster, R.A. Painter, Etcher

 Thomas Webster, R.A. Artist Woodburytype Portrait.  1870"s-1880's.  3 1/2 X 4 1..

$75.00 Ex Tax: $75.00

Lock and Whitfield.Misses Dene

Lock and Whitfield.Misses Dene

Misses Dene Woodburytype Portrait.  1870"s-1880's.  Actresses, models and sisters 3 1..

$225.00 Ex Tax: $225.00

Lock and Whitfield.William Gifford Palgrave. Jesuit and Diplomat

Lock and Whitfield.William Gifford Palgrave. Jesuit and Diplomat

William Gifford Palgrave. Woodburytype Portrait.  1870"s-1880's.  3 1/2 X 4 1/4 ..

$125.00 Ex Tax: $125.00

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