Definition of quarter plate in English:

quarter plate

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  • 1A photographic plate measuring 3 1/ 4 × 4 1/ 4 inches (circa 8.3 × 10.8 cm).
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    • With a quarter-plate camera in Perth in 1898 and in the Ballarat district next year, Effie took photographs which she developed, printed and presented in albums to her parents.
    • He loved racing cars, motorcycles, aircraft and model planes and was a passionate amateur photographer using a quarter plate camera and an Exacta "miniature" camera.
    • It's a quarter plate lens that gives you those darkened corners that are so desirable.
  • 1.1A photograph reproduced from a quarter plate.
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    • Photographer unknown: subject unknown but identified as Richard's Family slave, Monticello, Missouri, quarter plate daguerreotype, c. 1850.
    • This quarter plate captures a moment of international cooperation whereby a team of three Caucasians are working a sluicing operation alongside a team of four Chinese.
    • Of the 435 plate images there are three distinctive plate sizes referred to as a full plate, a half plate and a quarter plate.

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