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Catalogue Entry 1989

[] Photogenic drawings by W. H. Fox Talbot, 1839.

Contact image of heather (Erica mutabilis), dated March 1839, made on stiff paper and fixed with salt;

two contact images of fern, the smaller fixed with salt, the other perhaps with potassium bromide;

test piece in four segments, inscribed on the back '4 States of Bromide of Silver';

photomicrograph of lace taken with the solar microscope, probably September 1839, when Herschel wrote to Talbot thanking him for some 'very pretty specimens of Magnified Lace'.

[From the exhibition booklet Photography 150: Images from the First Generation (Oxford: Museum of the History of Science, 1989)]

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