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Salt print of Broad Street, Oxford, attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot or Nevil Story-Maskelyne, c.1842-1845

MS. 21125 photogr. 2
Held at the Weston Library

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  • Creation: c.1842-1845


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MS. 21125 photogr. 2

Biographical / Historical

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) began experimenting with photography in 1834, having first been inspired during a visit to Lake Como the previous year. Talbot announced his 'photogenic drawing' process in a paper to the Royal Society in 1839. See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for a full biography.

Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1823-1911) was a politician and mineralogist.

Physical Facet

Artifact type: Salted Paper Print; Process type: Calotype; Type: Loose print


Image dimensions: height 204mm x width 157mm

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom