Some account of Photogenic Drawing or, the process of which Natural Objects may be made to delineate themselves, without the aid of the Artist's Pencil by Henry Fox Talbot Esq. FRS

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                                Some Account of the Art of 
Photogenic Drawing 
or, the process by which Natural Objects may be made 
to delineate themselves, without the aid of the 
Artist’s Pencil 
by Henry Fox Talbot Esqr F.R.S.
Rec’d 28th Jan 1839 Read January 31 1839
In the spring of 1834 I began to put in 
practice a method which I had devised some 
time previously, for employing to purposes of 
utility the very curious property which has 
been long known to chemists to be possessed 
by the nitrate of silver : namely its 
discoloration when exposed to the violet rays 
of light. This property appeared to me 
to be perhaps capable of useful application 
in the following manner.
I proposed to spread on a sheet of paper 
a sufficient quantity of the Nitrate of Silver ;
& then to set the paper in the sunshine,
having first placed before it some object 
casting a well defined shadow.
The light 
                            
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Author
Henry Fox Talbot
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AP/23/19
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AP
Date
1839
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Some account of Photogenic Drawing or, the process of which Natural Objects may be made to delineate themselves, without the aid of the Artist's Pencil by Henry Fox Talbot Esq. FRS, 1839. From The Royal Society, AP/23/19

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