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Bad shall have tile floors and wet plates on the wall.
IT WAS at a time when photography was in its nascent stages in the 19th century and wet plates were being introduced instead of the usual dry plates, that the country saw the rise of Lala Deen Dayal ( 1844 -- 1905) as the pioneer of Indian photography.
Eastman was initially inspired to enter the field of photography in 1878, when he planned a trip to Santo Domingo, purchased photographic equipment to make a record of his trip, and found the camera size, the wet plates, chemicals, heavy plate holder and other accoutrements of this "hobby" ridiculously cumbersome.
These replaced the old wet plates and freed photography from the studio and the darkroom.
All we had to see if anything was wrong was an X-ray, and I remember carrying the wet plates across the hospital with a bowl underneath to catch the drips.