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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                                I have been informed by a scientific friend 
that this unfavorable result of Mr Wedgwood’s 
& Sir Humphry Davy’s experiments, was the 
chief cause which discouraged him from 
following up with perseverance, the idea, which 
he had also entertained of fixing the beautiful 
images of the <u>camera obscura <\u> .
And no doubt, when so distinguished an 
experimenter as Sir H. Davy announced 
“that all experiments had proved unsuccessful” 
such a statement was calculated
materially to discourage further inquiry.
The circumstance also, announced by 
Davy, that the paper on which these images 
were depicted, was liable to become entirely 
dark; & that nothing hitherto tried, would 
prevent it; would perhaps have induced 
one to consider the attempt as hopeless -
if I had not (fortunately) before I read it,
already discovered a method of overcoming 
this 
                            
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Author
Henry Fox Talbot
Reference
AP/23/19
Series
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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