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Wet plate photo by Bo Rader being processed

Wet plate photography, whether done by William R. Gray or contemporary talents, such as Bo Rader of Wichita, requires that the coated plate — here containing a portrait of Rene Elmore from the Stafford County homecoming — be quickly processed after it’s exposed. For Gray, that could mean sticking close to his studio. Rader hauls a mobile darkroom with him. (Photo by Jeff Tuttle)