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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                                minutiae.
In the summer of 1835 I made in this way 
a great number of representations of my house in the 
country; which is well suited to the purpose, from 
its ancient & remarkable architecture - And 
this building I believe to be the first, that was 
ever yet known <u>to have drawn its own picture <\u>.
The method of proceeding was this:- Having 
first adjusted the paper to the proper focus, in 
each of these little <u>camerae <\u>, I then took a number 
of them with me out of doors, & placed them in 
different situations around the building.
After the lapse of half an hour I gathered them 
all up, & brought them within doors to open them.
When opened, there was found in each a 
miniature picture of the objects before which it 
had been placed.
To the traveller in distant lands, who is ignorant,
as too many unfortunately are, of the art of 
drawing, this little invention may prove of 
real service. And even to the artist himself,
however skilful he may be. For, although 
this natural process does not produce an effect 
much resembling the productions of his pencil,
& therefore cannot be considered as capable 
of replacing 
                            
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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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