Panoramic negatives, 1859.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Panoramic negatives, 1859.

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In 1859, Thomas Sutton invented a panoramic camera which used a wide-angle lens in conjunction with curved glas plates. Only six of the cameras were ever made. These six 10 x 5 inch (25.4cm x 12.7cm) curved-glas wet-collodion negatives are the only known surviving examples of the negatives which Sutton's camera produced.

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