Das Zinal-Rothhorn 4223 m Sella, Vittorio  (Italian, 1859-1943)

This periodical, a yearbook of the German and Austrian Alpine Club, offers as example a range of photomechanical process’ available over the course of its publication. Of particular interest are the lichtkupferdruck (photogravures) by Obernetter in the process he described in 1886. His use of this process is uncommon. Tracking the evolution of the process’ used offers insight into the photomechanical advancements at the turn of the century. What is particularly interesting is to see how the quality of the printing actually diminished over the years as more economical options became available.

Many of the photographs are by V. Sella.