At the heart of the Penumbra Foundation is the goal of keeping alternative and emulsion-based photographic processes alive. Through a significant and rare collection of books and early photographic manuals, our library allows researchers, artists, historians and conservators to find their way to new-old genres of photography.

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Image: Penumbra's copy of The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow by Thomas Annan. 
This book was created between 1868 and 1871 as part of a commission from the City of Glasgow.

Other examples of great books and manuals...