THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY. November 18, 1864.
THE TOOVYTYPE: OR: IVORYTYPE.
IN our issue -of August-5th there appeared; under the heading of the "American Ivorytype," an extract -from a work entitled the Camera- and the Pencil. The extract in question purported to be a detailed. Account, of Mr. Wenderoth's recently invented method of producing a-certain class- of pictures Which usually went under that designation. They were there described as "ivorytypes," from their, resemblance to miniatures painted on that material, and they have been represented as being very beautiful: Mr. Wenderoth has written to us; repudiating .the title; and; as we think the, inventor of a process has, the best right to fix its distinguishing name we shall henceforth adopt Mr. Wenderoth's design designation of "Toovytype" when alluding to this class-of pictures.
Since the extracts referred to above appeared in our pages, several inquiries have been sent to us by correspondents whose experiments in that direction had not succeeded altogether to their satisfaction. We could not assist them nor furnish them with more explicit details, from not having ourselves worked at the process; but Mr. Wenderoth himself now comes to our aid, and, in the generous spirit of a true photographer, gives freely .to his photographic brethren the information acquired from long and diligent practice.
In a communication recently received, he says;
"In looking over the (August 5th) number of THE BRITISH JOURNAL of PHOTOGRAPHY, I notice an article describing the process of making 'Toovytypes' invented by me, not recently as the author of the Camera and Pencil says, but some six years ago, and which description is almost correct.
We should not have called such prominent attention to this process had not the specimens forwarded by Mr. Wenderoth been of the most beautiful kind, proving very satisfactorily the high artistic perfection of which its results are capable. In our opinion these pictures, in delicacy of detail and half-tone, in transparency of tints, and, in many other points, are fully equal--as indeed their general appearance bears a very close resemblance--to Camarsac's exquisite enamels.
At the next meeting of the North London Photographic Association, we hope to have the pleasure of showing these charming specimens, which, to our mind, have rarely been equalled, and certainly never, surpassed, by anything hitherto done in photography. The; process is stated to be very simple and not liable to failure. We shall soon, however, probably, have the gratification of laying more complete details before our readers.
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