Vintage photographic image sizes

This tool enables the creation of printable pdf reference sheets for sizes of historic photographs. Note that currently it covers the complete card/plate size rather than the size of the image. Choose the options you want, preview, then download and print. For feedback or questions, email james@whatsthatpicture.com or @PhotosOfThePast on Twitter

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Sources

[1] Jeremy Rowe. Dating Card Mounted Photographs. http://www.vintagephoto.com/reference/dating.html (accessed 20 Sept 2015)

[2] Anon. Facts about daguerreotypes: What are the sizes of daguerreotypes? http://daguerre.org/dagfaq.php#03 (accessed 20 Sept 2015)

[3] Christopher Wahren. 19th Century Photographic Plate Sizes. http://cwfp.biz/platesizes.php (accessed 20 Sept 2015)

[4] Bálint Flesch. Sizes of the Daguerreotype plates (English version). http://archfoto.atspace.eu/dagsize.html (accessed 20 Sept 2015)

[5] Bálint Flesch. Sizes of the glass plates, sheet films, etc (English version). http://archfoto.atspace.eu/glasplsize.html (accessed 21 Sept 2015)

[6] Anon. European Card Photograph Styles. http://www.city-gallery.com/?q=node/19 (accessed 22 Sept 2015)

[7] Anon. Plate Sizes. http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Plate_Sizes (accessed 22 Sept 2015)

[8] Anon. Japanese formats. http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Japanese_formats (accessed 22 Sept 2015)

[9] Bálint Flesch. Visit- and other card sizes (English version). http://archfoto.atspace.eu/cardsize.html (accessed 22 Sept 2015)

[10] Peter Stubbs. Sizes of Photographs. http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/1_early/1_early_photography_-_sizes.htm (accessed 22 Sept 2015)

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Created by James Morley PhotosOfThePast based upon the HTML5 JavaScript PDF generation library from @MrRio at Snapshot Media. Full credit is also given above for the invaluable information resources provided by both individuals and institutions.

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