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Beginnings

From Talbot's cameraless experiments to his invention of positive-negative photography.

  • Pictures by Talbot and his contemporaries
  • Nelson's Column being built
  • A bored hippopotamus
  • Jones's European tour

The Ladder

William Henry Fox Talbot 1844

Nelson's Column

William Henry Fox Talbot 1844

Regent's Park hippo

Don Juan Carlos, Count of Montizon 1852

Portrait of Talbot

Antoine Claudet 1844

Botanical specimens

William Henry Fox Talbot 1839

Colosseum

Calvert Richard Jones 1846

Chess game

Antoine Claudet 1845

Portrait of Anna Brownell Jameson

David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson 1843-47

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