Tiger Lily Garden
Medium:Gelatin Silver Print
Height: 14 in
Width: 11 in
Black and white print of the front of a house with tiger lilies in front. There are two stories to the house on the left but only one story on the right. There is a chimney pipe visible on the right half of the building.
Gelatin silver printing has been the primary black and white photographic process since its development in the 1880s. It consists of three layers. The paper serves as a base to hold the top two layers. The middle layer is called the baryta layer, a prepared by using as barium sulfate. The top layer, the gelatin layer, consists of light-sensitive compounds that once developed in a chemical bath, holds the actual image.