Why historically are there different photo printing aspect ratios?

Why historically are there different photo printing aspect ratios? Topic: Why historically are there different photo printing aspect ratios?
June 19, 2019 / By Abby

Question: I understand that there are different ratios and what ratios are etc. But why? the best I've heard is that old photography plates are 8x10, and that way they could have either one 8x10 or two 4x6s. But still doesnt explain it all. Any ideas?

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