William Henry Fox Talbot, pioneer photographer, c 1850.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

William Henry Fox Talbot, pioneer photographer, c 1850.

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Talbot (1800-1877) is best known for his development of the calotype, an early photographic proces that was an improvement over the daguerreotype of the French inventor Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre (1789-1851). Talbot's calotypes involved the use of a photographic negative, from which multiple prints could be made. Had his method been announced a few weeks earlier, he and not Daguerre would probably have been known as the founder of photography.
 

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