The albumen print, widely used in the late 19th century, is a photographic print crafted from paper coated with albumin from egg whites.
The albumen print gained popularity due to its ability to produce sharp and vibrant images. This photographic process entails coating paper with albumen (egg white), creating a glossy and smooth surface. Subsequently, the paper is treated with a solution of silver nitrate, resulting in the formation of light-sensitive silver salts on the paper. When a glass negative is placed directly on the paper and exposed to light, it forms an image on the surface.