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Difficulties with Dry plates in Burmah
Holt Samuel Hallett, A Thousand Miles on an Elephant in the Shan States Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1890) p.20
I stopped over the next day to allow the Bombay Burmah party to join us, which they did in the afternoon. In the morning I unpacked my photographic apparatus, and took views of the country, guard-station, and Mr Webster's party, which included several Karen girls who were attached to their schools. When unpacking the dry plates, I was dismayed to find many adhering to the tissue-paper covers, and all of them spotted by damp. As I opened packet after packet on my journey, I found them all in the same plight, and before I reached Zimme' ceased photographing, and sent the views some fifty in number that I had taken, to Mr Klier, the photographer in Eangoon, who had kindly promised to develop them for me.