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An early form of the collotype process used especially for reproducing photographs; usually attributive.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Putnam's Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science and Art. From the name of Josef (also written Joseph) Albert, Bavarian photographer, who invented the process in 1868 + type, after German Albertotypie, the name of the process and Albertotyp, the picture produced by it (both 1868).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.