Letter from Walter Woodbury, c. 1851.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Letter from Walter Woodbury, c. 1851.

Woodbury, Walter B (Walter Bentley)

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Letter from Walter Woodbury to his mother, incorporating photograph of his photographic studio, pen and ink with albumen print. Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834-1885) invented the Woodburytype photographic process. Born in Manchester, Woodbury lived in Australia and Java, and set-up photographic studios there using the Collodion process. In 1864 Woodbury patented the Woodburytype process, a form of photomechanical gelatin reproduction that went on to become popular in book illustration in the latter part of the 19th century.



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