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The "Crescal" permanent dry colours : especially prepared for "Photo P.O.P." : also suitable for rough bromide, platinotype prints and engravings.
London, circa 1900.
Physical Description:
1 box ; 8 x 11 x 2 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Watercolor Box 28
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
The name Crescal appears in photographic periodicals from about 1898 to 1908. The firm is listed as an applicant for trade marks in the December 1898 issue of The Photographic Dealer (page 898): "Crescal. 217,162. Artists' colours, photographic chemicals. Photo, Ltd., 72 & 74, Grays Inn Road, Holborn, London, W.C. Photo mount and speciality manufacturers. 20th September 1898."
The box contains eight metal containers of powdered colors and a small brush. Color paper labels affixed to the top of each container provide indications of the colors therein. The hinged box is made of mahogany, lacking the front catch. The underside of the lid bears a printed label describing its contents (transcribed here as the title).
"2/-"--Printed label.
Subject Terms:
Lantern slides -- Coloring.
Photographs -- Coloring.
Photography -- Printing processes -- Platinotype.
Postcards -- Coloring.
Prints -- Coloring.
Artists' materials.
Watercolor (paint)
Paint boxes.
Watercolor brushes.

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