In 1839, William Henry Fox Talbot presented a new technological advance to the Royal Society in London. Talbot had been experimenting with methods of “fixing” an image created by light on paper. His work would result in the formulation of using negatives to print images – a process that we still use to this day. William Henry Fox Talbot and the Birth of Photography highlights a recent acquisition of a very early “photogenic drawing” Talbot made of a piece of lace sometime before 1845.
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