dry plate

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Noun1.dry plate - a former photographic method that used a glass plate coated with a light-sensitive gelatinous emulsion
photography - the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces
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Taken by an unidentified photographer, the print has its caption written into the dry plate negative.
Working for $15 a week at the Rochester Savings Bank during the day, Eastman spent his nights researching and experimenting with ways to develop a dry plate formula to make photography easier.
The thought of a dry plate of food actually puts me off food.
One of the most successful pioneers in this field was George Eastman who set up the Eastman Dry Plate Company in 1880, the company which was to become known as Kodak.