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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                                experience, & contrary to almost 
universal belief. Such is the fact, that 
we may receive on paper the fleeting shadow;
arrest it there; & in the space of a single 
minute fix it there so firmly as to be 
no more capable of change, even if 
thrown back into the sunbeam from which 
it derived its origin.

Before going further I may however add, that 
it is not always necessary to use a preserving 
process. This I did not discover until 
after I had acquired considerable practice 
in this art; having supposed at first 
that all these pictures would ultimately 
become indistinct if not preserved in some 
way from the change.
But experience has shown to me 
that there are at least two or three different 
ways in which the process may be conducted 
so that 
                            
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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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