River Thames at London, 1841.

Talbot, William Henry Fox

River Thames at London, 1841.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


View of Westminster from the Hungerford Bridge, thought to be the first ever photograph of a river. Salted paper print by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877). Fox Talbot invented the negative/positive process for producing photographs between 1835-1839.

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