Circa. 1880 - present

Peter Mawdsley invented the first photographic paper with a gelatin emulsion. Gelatin was used as an emulsion to bind light sensitive silver salts to a paper or other support. The gelatin print is made by exposing the paper to a negative. The paper is then immersed into chemicals to allow the latent image to emerge. Albumen prints were replaced by gelatin emulsion developing-out paper by the late 1890s. Gelatin silver (standard Black & White) prints have dominated the market since the mid-1900s.
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