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  1. Igno

    All media is limited by the existing technology – it’s what they did with the tools they had to them which made it impressive, how they used those limited palettes and created evocative imagery that still appears and is referenced today. :)

  2. IT was Orthochromatic film that was in use before the intorduction of Panchromatic in the mid 20s. Ortho was blined to blue. Other than that its gray range was limited to all colors but blue. This is why skys all looked white. The lack of ray range as described may not have been the fault of the orignal film or its limited range, but the results of viewing duped prints several generations removed where contrast increased with each reprinting and duping negatives from prints and duped prints.

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