William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic inventor, mid-19th century.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic inventor, mid-19th century.

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William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) invented the negative/positive proces for making photographs between 1835-39. Any number of prints could be made from the same shot by transferring the negative image on to special paper; these prints were called calotypes.
 

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10300207
 

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