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'The Ladder', c 1845.

Talbot, William Henry Fox

'The Ladder', c 1845.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


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

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