I've been going off on a bit of tangent reading lately about the older days of publishing, printing, illustration etc. Some of the tools and equipment they used back then are quite fascinating to read about. One thing I haven't been able to find much information on, though, is some of the methods of reproduction for artwork like posters and stuff. Maybe I'm using the wrong search terms.
Anyway, the most obvious way I can think of is simply photography. Were cameras advanced enough for that kind of thing in say the 70s or something? I'd appreciate any links you guys might have. Thanks.