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Exhibition Label 2005

SALTED PAPER PRINT (CALOTYPE) by W. H. Fox Talbot, July 30, 1842 - the Botanic Garden, Oxford, showing the greenhouses, the Danby gate, and the professor's residence (right), as well as some of the garden and garden ornaments; Talbot gave this photograph (and its companion) to the Oxford botany and chemistry professor Charles Daubeny to show as specimens in his chemistry lectures; the frame is Talbot's original, and a label on the backing board (shown) is inscribed by Talbot himself

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