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Todd-Forrest magnesium flash lamp, 1907.

Hills, Jennie

Todd-Forrest magnesium flash lamp, 1907.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm


The practice of using burning magnesium as an illuminant for photography was widespread between the 1880s and the late 1920s, when the flash bulb was introduced.

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