GEH198111980099verso.jpgFrederick H. Evans – “Negative lost – in moving!”

I’ve just discovered the website Notes on Photographs, a department of George Eastman House whose aim is to create a forum and tool for those interested in the photographic print.

Especially useful for curators, conservationists, archivists etc., it’s in the form of a wiki and is a wonderful tool in helping to identify and document the characteristics of different photographic papers, the techniques and working methods of famous photographers, and has examples of signatures, labels and other identifying factors. There are 10 different examples of Ansel Adams’ signature alone, to help you should you need help verifying that your AA prints are genuine. Then again, if you only have the negatives