Walter Bentley Woodbury, English photographic inventor, c 1870s.

 
Walter Bentley Woodbury, English photographic inventor, c 1870s.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

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Photograph of Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834-1885) the inventor of the Woodburytype photographic proces. Born in Manchester, England Woodbury lived in Australia and Java, and set-up photographic studios there using the Collodion proces. In 1864 Woodbury patented the Woodburytype proces, 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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