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William Talbot

 (1800 - 1877)
William Henry Fox Talbot was active/lived in England.  William Talbot is known for inventor of photography.

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William Talbot

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William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) and the Invention of Photography

Talbot conceived and brought about a wholly new way of making pictures, perfected the optical and chemical aspects of photography, and learned to use the new medium to make complex images for the botanist, historian, traveler, and artist.

A young English gentleman on his honeymoon sat sketching by the shore of Lake Como early in October 1833, one eye pressed close to a camera lucida. With this simple draftsman's aid, consisting of an adjustable metal arm fastened at one end to the artist's sketchbook or drawing board and supporting a glass prism at the other, the young man saw a refracted image of the Italian landscape superimposed as if by magic on t  ...  Displaying 750 of 8893 characters.



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About  William Talbot

Born:  1800 - Dorset, England
Died:   1877 - Wiltshire, England
Known for:  inventor of photography