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Early WHF Talbot photographs, 1839-1843, n.d.

MS. WHF Talbot photogr. 1

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Comprises early photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot:
  1. Salt print copy of a Himely print of a mill and cottage with the bottom corners trimmed. The Bertoloni print of this is marked '1839' [the negative is LA2297, Schaaf 460]
  2. Paper contact negative of the Great Seal of England – Britannia. Titled in pencil and inscribed 'H.F. Talbot 1839' on verso. Paper watermarked: 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1838', 1839 [Schaaf 3799]
  3. Paper contact negative of a copy of a Persian newspaper, from a Netherclift lithograph published in Charles Stewart's Original Persian Letters, 1839 [Schaaf 3862]
  4. Salt print from a calotype negative, portrait of a Talbot daughter, probably Ela, 17 Aug 1843 [Schaaf 3797]
  5. Calotype negative, Queens College, Oxford, corners trimmed, early 1840s [Schaaf 4597]
  6. Twentieth-century glassine storage envelope for the calotype negative of Queens College [Schaaf 4597] with a caption by Harold White, n.d.
  7. Salt print from a calotype negative of Horatia and another woman (Caroline?) with a large-brimmed hat confiding in the Cloisters at Lacock Abbey, early 1840s [Schaaf 2047]
  8. Salt print of 'The Woodcutters', mounted on ruled card, n.d. [LA559, Schaaf 1933]
  9. Salt print of a statuette of a seated boy and a Medusa urn on a round tabletop with a pencil inscription: 'Cb'? on verso, n.d. [LA797, Schaaf 1881]
  10. Salt print copies of two prints from 'Annals of the Artists of Spain' printed experimentally on one sheet, n.d.
  11. Salt print copy of a print and a copy of a painting, printed experimentally on the same sheet, irregularly trimmed, n.d.
  12. Paper contact negative copy of a print of a church pulpit, trimmed, n.d. [Schaaf 4599]
  13. Paper contact negative copy of a portion of a book page, possibly an illustration of an Etruscan tomb, n.d. [Schaaf 3643]
  14. Paper contact negative copy of a Himely lithograph of a cottage, highly irregularly trimmed. Inscribed in pencil on verso: 'AB, h, AB', n.d. [Schaaf 472]
  15. Salt print of Sion, Switzerland 'diminished from an engraving', mounted on card, n.d. [Schaaf 1687]
  16. [Paper negative] featuring an indecipherable image – partial coating (paper cut in half?) with pencil X on recto and a stationer's blindstamp, n.d.
  17. [Paper negative] featuring an indecipherable image. The small size and pinholes in the corners suggest that this was a mousetrap negative, n.d.
  18. Paper contact negative copy of two prints, or possibly one print and engraved glass, on one sheet, n.d. [Schaaf 4231]
  19. Salt print of the Bridge of Sighs, St John's College, Cambridge, n.d. [LA144, Schaaf 143]
  20. Salt print of a relief sculpture at the base of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, n.d. [LA3225, Schaaf 1606]


  • 1839-1843, n.d.


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Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. WHF Talbot photogr. 1

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