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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                                of replacing them: yet it is to be recollected 
that he may often be so situated, as to be able 
to devote only a single hour to the delineation 
of some very interesting locality. Now, since 
nothing prevents him from simultaneously 
disposing, in different positions, any number 
of these little <u>camerae <\u>, it is evident that their 
collective results, when examined afterwards,
may furnish him with a large body of interesting 
memorials, & with the numerous details which 
he had not himself time either to note down,
or to delineate.
<u>Delineations of sculpture <\u>.
Another use which I propose to make of my invention 
is for the copying of statues & bas-reliefs - I 
place these in strong sunshine, & put before them 
at a proper distance & in the requisite position 
a small camera obscura containing the prepared 
paper. In this way I have obtained images 
of various statues, &c. I have not pursued this 
branch of the subject to any extent: but I expect 
interesting results from it, & that it may be 
usefully employed under many circumstances.
<u>Copying of engravings <\u>
The invention may be employed with great facility 
for obtaining copies of drawings, or engravings,
or
                            
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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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