There is something really new in photography.

Eastman Portrait Films are not merely a "satisfactory substitute" for glass plates - they are a superior innovation. As one of our biggest photographers, one of our livest wires, a past president of the P. A. of A., put it: "They will completely displace glass plates in five years."

Our experts have devoted years of experimental work to the perfection of this professional film, knowing full well that if so radical a departure from present ideas and methods would gain success, the new film must have a multitude of advantages in its favor besides perfect quality.

Not content with our own rigid tests, under all sorts of conditions, the films have been placed for trial in the hands of expert studio and home-portrait photographers, whose endorsement is proved by the fact that they have since adopted the films for their own use.

First of all, the quality of the results obtained on these films is superior to that of the best plates when used under the same conditions. The films are extremely light in weight but have body enough to make them lie perfectly flat in the special film holders, or in the sheaths which adapt them to any ordinary plate holder. They eliminate all danger of breakage and make it possible for negatives to be transported, or handled in other ways, without danger of loss from this cause. For home portraiture their light weight is a great convenience, it being possible to carry loaded holders almost as readily as though they were empty.

Halation is practically eliminated, the films being so thin that strong rays of light have no room to spread after penetrating the film, as they do when using a glass plate that is not backed, and they have the speed of a Seed 30 plate. There are also decided advantages in developing, retouching and printing, that are readily seen by the wideawake worker. The films may be developed much more quickly than plates, a number being handled at one time in a tray that is large enough for two piles of film to lie side by side. In this way they are handled over in the developer and fixing solution in the same manner as a batch of double weight prints. The backs of the films are coated with gelatine which prevents curling but makes it necessary to hang them up so there will be no contact while drying. It is a very simple matter to dry a large number of films, by stretching a few lines and suspending the films from them with spring clips.

The films are retouched in the usual way, but if a very deep shadow has been worked until the dope refuses to take more lead, the film may be turned over, doped on the back and an equal amount of retouching done on the back of the negative.

From An Artura Iris Print Home Portrait By C. H. Wiebmer St. Paul, Minn.

From An Artura Iris Print Home Portrait By C. H. Wiebmer St. Paul, Minn.

Prints may be made from either side of the negative, with no lack of detail, and carbon prints may therefore be readily made with but a single transfer.

Three fire-proof filing envelopes are packed with each dozen films, each envelope holding four negatives. Naturally, the space required for filing a great number of these negatives is very small compared to that required for glass plates - an important advantage where thousands of negatives are held for duplicate orders. Weight is also an important factor, and the weight of the average glass plate is nine times that of an Eastman Portrait Film.

In loading films into the holders, it is an easy matter to determine which is the emulsion side. A V-notch "will be noted in one edge of the film, and when this notch is on the upper edge and at the right hand corner, the film is lying face up.

Photographers attending the National Convention were loud in their praise of film quality and convenience, and many of the best and most progressive are making a practical trial of Portrait Films.

The Price Eastman Portrait Films

Prices are per dozen, including three (3) Eastman Safety Envelopes for storing film negatives.

5

X

7

• • • •

$1.10

61/2

X

81/2

• • •

1.65

8

X

10

• • •

2.40

11

X

14

• • • •

6.00

Eastman Portrait Film Holders

5

X

7

• • •

$1.50

each

61/2

X

81/2

• • •

1.75

"

8

X

10

• • •

2.00

"

11

X

14

• * •

4.50

"

These holders are in two styles (Nos. 1 and 2).

No. 1 fits Century Cameras and Century Studio Reversible Backs.

No. 2 fits Universal, Empire State and Premo View Cameras.

Eastman Film Sheaths

We also furnish aluminum shealhs for holding the film in professional curtain slide holders, as follows:

5

X

7

. . .

$0.25

each

8

X

10

• • .

.50

"

Prices above apply in U. S.