Fox Talbot


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Fox Talbot

William Henry. 1800--77, English physicist; a pioneer of photography
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At the entrance to the abbey, inside a mediaeval barn, is the Fox Talbot Museum, which commemorates the life of the 'father' of modern photography, William Henry Fox Talbot.
Invented in 1839 by William Henry Fox Talbot, the sepia-tinted prints were as revolutionary in their time as the Internet is today.
1841 - William Henry Fox Talbot patents the Calotype, a negative-positive photo process.
It has 26 shops, including some trading as Fox Talbot, but the group plan to develop 100-plus.
The family was related through marriage to William Henry Fox Talbot who announced the discovery of photography in 1839.
It dates from 1839, the year Fox Talbot announced his discovery of photography in a hastily written paper given at the Royal Society--word had just reached London about his great rival Daguerre's experiments in Paris.
Ranging in date from 1857 to 1866, the letters, which were written to and from historian Peter le Page Renouf, Edwin Norris, Henry Fox Talbot, Samuel Birch, Georg Friedrich Grotefend, Basil Henry Cooper, and others relate to nineteenth-century archaeological and linguistic discoveries, events in Ireland, and his family.
Included in the price: Return coach travel from Birmingham, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield; One night half board in a good quality hotel, staying in a twin-bedded room with private facilities; Admission to Lacock Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum of Photography
But photography can only take us back to the 1840s when Fox Talbot and the rest created those first images that haunt us today.