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Exhibition Label 2005

PHOTOGENIC DRAWINGS by Sir John F. W. Herschel, February to August 1839 - contact copies of various engravings made as fixing experiments during the months immediately following the announcement of the invention of photography; the perfection of Herschel's hypo fixing method, which made Talbot's process viable, is represented by a specimen dated August 5 (lady with billowing head-dress)

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