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Advert for Photographer's plate glass

Advert for Photographer's plate glass

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1881

Shelfmark: Evan.6522

Item number: 6522

Genre: Leaflet

The plates advertised on this leaflet are large, chemically-treated glass frames onto which an image would be impressed by a flash of light. Once a picture had been taken, the plate would be removed and developed in a dark room.

Photography developed enormously over the course of the 19th century, and not just technically. It went from being a professional occupation to a popular hobby among middle class amateurs.

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