If you haven't as yet used "Artura Sepia Salt" it is up to you to get busy.

Artura Iris prints made sepia with this preparation are rich and brilliant with clean clear highlights and margins.

The process is so simple that you can't go wrong, and it' s quick too.

Make your Iris prints in the regular way. Just bleach before fixing. No intermediate washings. Develop, shortstop, bleach and fix. The prints redevelop in the fixing bath. Hypo is the redeveloper.

To those who have used the salt we wish to say that we have found that a strong fixing bath will bleach and cause tones too cold.

The strength of different makes of Hypo varies and a hydrometer test is the only certain way of knowing the exact strength of the bath. Test it before adding the hardener. It should not be over 50 hydrometer test.

The fixing bath must also be ripened with silver to produce rich sepia tones.

To make a fixing bath that will work best with the "Sepia Salt" mix it as follows:

Take 64 oz. of water, adding hypo to test 50. Then add 8 oz. of regular hardener. When thoroughly mixed add the following ripened:

Distilled or rainwater - 1 oz. Nitrate of silver (crystals) 30 gr. Salt ------- 30 gr.

This bath will fix a gross and a half of cabinet paper or its equivalent.

The condition of the fixing bath when making sepia prints with "Sepia Salt" is very important, and to get the best results a ripened bath and one that is not too strong in hypo is necessary.

For perfectly developed negatives - crisp, clean and clear, use the

Eastman Plate Tank

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From An Aristo Platino Print By Jeannette Fleming Joplin, Mo.

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From An Aristo Platino Print By Jeannette Fleming Joplin, Mo.

For Better Baby Pictures

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Century Baby Holder, Front View

We all like to have the babies brought to the studio, as it usually means a goodly order for pictures, especially if it happens to be the first baby. The only drawback to picturing the babies is the extra hard work entailed in securing good negatives. They are such soft wobbly little mites, that all sorts of stunts have to be resorted to to hold them still and in pleasing pose. We used to have mother hold the youngster with one arm, and then spend time and patience covering mother up so she wouldn't appear in the picture - and then just as we had things fixed up right, baby would send forth a wail because it couldn't see its mother - and - you know.

The new Century Baby Holder is a big improvement on mother's arm for picture taking purposes; it holds baby comfortably and firmly and in a natural position. The Century Baby Holder can be instantly adjusted with one hand for babies of any size, and the youngster may be seated upright, tilted forward or leaning back, allowing the operator perfect freedom in arranging pose and draperies. The Baby Holder may be placed anywhere on any firm support; just adjust the spring arms around baby's waist or under the arms, pull the little dress down over the arms, catch a bit of the dress in the clip at the back of the holder and Mr. Youngster is ready for you, comfortable and contented.

The Century Baby Holder is finely finished in mission style, the metal fittings oxidized copper finish. The time and energy saved in a couple of sittings will pay for the holder.

The price of the Century Baby Holder is five dollars.

Your stock dealer could send one up to-day.

EASTMAN Professional School Dates - see page 23

Shooting In The Dark

Trying to locate the difficulty when a chemical preparation made up of chemicals of unknown quality doesn't work right is a good deal like trying to shoot a black cat on a dark night with a twenty-two caliber revolver.

The manufacturer spends a good many thousands of dollars in providing you with plates and papers just suited to your requirements, and furnishes you with printed formulas, giving just the right chemicals and proportions to afford you the best results. Then when you compound those formulas with different proportions and secure indifferent results you have wasted some good money. You may imagine you have followed the formula exactly, but if you have used chemicals of unknown quality, you were, in all probability, a good ways out. For instance, you may have weighed out the right number of grains of sulphate, but if your sulphate is one-third sulphate and one-tenth dirt, you haven't got anywhere near the right amount, your whole formula is out of balance and you just cannot get the best results.

Tested chemicals of known quality and strength are easy to procure, and cost but a trifle more than those of unknown quality. A pound of the best carbonate and a pound of sulphate, at a cost for both of about fifty cents, will develop a good many dollars' worth of exposed plates. Now supposing you economize (?) on your chemicals, and save (?) five or ten cents on the pound and do not get good results - you not only cannot locate the cause of your difficulty but are out a whole lot more than the few pennies lopped off the cost of chemicals you know are right.

Economize in the right way, demand chemicals with this trade-mark:

Our Illustrations

The reproductions in this issue are representative of the work of Jeannette Fleming, Jop-lin, Mo.

This studio known as The Jeannette Studio" is one of the better class studios of the middle west, and as usual in places of this kind, Ariosto is one of the valuable assets of the establishment.

The quality of pictures produced in this Missouri studio needs no comment - they speak for themselves - as a careful study of the reproductions will "show you."