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St. Andrews. Blackfriars' Chapel

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Couple Seated, Woman Reading

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Sir William Allan

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Rev. John Julius Wood

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

St. Andrews

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Group Taking Tea at Lacock Abbey

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

St. Andrews. The Pends

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

[Man]

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Frederic Monod (Paris)

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

St. Andrews. College Church of St. Salvator

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Hugh Miller

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Prof. Fraser, Rev. Welsh, Rev. Hamilton, and Three Other Men

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

James Gordon, Dr. Hanna, and Mr. Cowan

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Cunningham, Beff, John Hamilton, Guthrie

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Lindlithgow Castle

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Archibald Butler of Faskally

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Newhaven Fishwives

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

John Wilson

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

General John Munro, Teanich

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

John Henning with Group of Ladies

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Newhaven Fishwives

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

The Boulevards at Paris

Talbot traveled to Paris in May 1843 to negotiate a licensing agreement for the French rights to his patented calotype process and, with Henneman, to give firsthand instruction in its use to the licensee, the M... more

Dr. Smyttan

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Newhaven Fishwives

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Rev D.T.K. Drummond

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Part of Queens College, Oxford

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Miss Munro

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Rev. W. W. Duncan, Peebles (Sweet William)

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Rev. Dr. William Hamilton Burns

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

[Man]

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Bust of Patroclus

This photograph, showing Talbot's plaster cast of a Hellenistic marble now in the British Museum, appeared as plate 17 in The Pencil of Nature. The photographic reproduction of works of art-manuscripts, prints,... more

Dr. Inglis, Halifax

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Défilé sur le Pont-Royal

In January 1839 the Romantic painter and printmaker Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787–1851) showed members of the French Académie des Sciences an invention he believed would forever change visual representatio... more

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre

Daguerre's supposed reluctance to be photographed perhaps explains the relatively small number of daguerreotypes that depict him. Although some evidence suggests that this piece is a self-portrait, other factor... more

The Pencil of Nature

Talbot's hope for commercial exploitation of his invention lay in the widespread distribution of large editions of photographic prints, the principal advantage of negative-positive process over the daguerreotyp... more

[Landscape with Cottage]

In the first decade of photography the overwhelming majority of daguerreotypes were portraits, as the complicated procedures required to produce these astonishingly detailed images on silver-plated sheets of co... more

Thebes Rhamseion

Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (French, 1804–1892)

Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

The Old Gamekeeper

Possibly by David Kinnebrook (British, Norwich 1819–1865 New Zealand)

Copy of a Lithographic Print

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Gate of Christchurch

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Articles of China

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Highland Hut, Loch Katrine

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Leaf of a Plant

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

The Ladder

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

The Open Door

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Hagar in the Desert

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Sir David Brewster

An eminent physicist at St. Andrews University in Scotland, Sir David Brewster was among Talbot's scientific correspondents and one of the first to receive reports and samples of the new art. By 1841 Brewster a... more

Loch Katrine Pier, Scene of the Lady of the Lake

Talbot, the quintessential gentleman amateur, took on a professional role in the publication of two books illustrated with photographs: "The Pencil of Nature", a general introduction to his invention, and "Sun... more

Articles of Glass

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Phile, temple découvert.

Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (French, 1804–1892)

Scott Monument before Completion, Edinburgh

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

A Scene in a Library

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

The Open Door

Among the most widely admired of Talbot's compositions, The Open Door is a conscious attempt to create a photographic image in accord with the renewed British taste for Dutch genre painting of the seventeenth c... more

A Scene in a Library

An exceptional student first at Harrow and later at Cambridge, Talbot was a man of great learning and broad interests. Mathematics, astronomy, physics, botany, chemistry, Egyptology, philology, and the classics... more

Articles of Glass

Still-life painters frequently included cut crystal or glassware in their elaborate fruit or flower compositions (53.111), in part as a demonstration of virtuoso technique-to paint a transparent object, visible... more

The Tomb of Sir Walter Scott, in Dryburgh Abbey

Talbot's second photographically illustrated book, entitled Sun Pictures in Scotland and published in 1845 with no text other than a list of plates, transported the reader via photography to sites significant t... more

Nelson's Column under Construction, Trafalgar Square

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

[Carpenter and Apprentice]

Though lacking the absolute precision of the daguerreotype and later photographic processes, the paper negative admirably rendered blocks of tone, describing form and space in terms of shaded planes, a quality ... more

Josiah Johnson Hawes

Southworth and Hawes (American, active 1843–1863)

[Rev. Mr. Frederick T. Gray and Deacons of Old Bullfinch Street Church]

Attributed to John Adams Whipple (American, 1822–1891)

Panorama of Niagara Falls

In 1841-42 William and Frederick Langenheim opened a daguerreotype studio in Philadelphia. Known for their technical innovations, the former journalists were not the city's first but were certainly its most cel... more

Soeur Pierrette Toussaine Blondeau, Hospices de Beaune

Sister Pierrette Toussaine Blondeau, seen here with a wounded patient, turned to the newly invented medium of photography to commemorate her role as caregiver to the poor. Though the identity of the photographe... more

Lady Ruthven

The vast majority of Hill and Adamson photographs show the ministers of the Free Church, notable residents of Edinburgh and distinguished visitors, or the hardy fisherfolk of Newhaven and Saint Andrews. On occa... more

The Tower of Lacock Abbey

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

A Fruit Piece

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

[Hypnotism]

During the early years of the daguerreotype hypnosis was extensively practiced by reputable physicians in Europe and America. Although hypnotism eventually became associated with black magic and the supernatura... more

[Hutchinson Family Singers]

The original members of the Hutchinson Family Singers were thirteen of the sixteen children of Jesse and Mary Hutchinson of Milford, New Hampshire. The eleven sons and two daughters made their singing debut in ... more

The Ladder

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

34. Artistical Groups in Various Poses

Calvert Richard Jones (British, Swansea, Wales 1802–1877 Bath, England)

Santa Lucia, Naples

Jones set out from England on an ambitious photographic Grand Tour of Italy and Malta in 1845, having learned the paper negative photographic process directly from its British inventor, William Henry Fox Talbot... more

[Woman]

Calvert Richard Jones (British, Swansea, Wales 1802–1877 Bath, England)

[Newhaven Fishwives]

Among the first to produce a large body of self-consciously artistic photographs, the painter Hill and the photographer Adamson are best known for the hundreds of Rembrandtesque portraits made during their brie... more

[Women Grinding Paint, Calcutta]

With the invention of photography, the eighteenth-century British passion for recording exotic flora and fauna and for making ethnological studies of the peoples in India was given new impetus. The earliest pho... more

[Three Planters]

Unknown (American)

[Hungerford Suspension Bridge]

The newly completed Hungerford suspension bridge (1841-45), designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (see no. 22), was a powerful sign of Victorian engineering and industry and surely constituted, for Talbot, a dram... more

[Soldier]

Calvert Richard Jones (British, Swansea, Wales 1802–1877 Bath, England)

The Chess Players

Likely by Antoine-François-Jean Claudet (French, active Great Britain, 1797–1867)

Nicolaas Henneman Showing an Album to Charles Porter

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

The Fruit Sellers

Talbot was not only a man of learning and a Fellow of the Royal Society, he was also a member of Great Britain's landed gentry. Following the death of his father, six-month-old Henry Talbot was named the sole h... more

Henriette-Reneé Patu

Louis-Adolphe Humbert de Molard (French, Paris 1800–1874)

Albert Sands Southworth

Southworth and Hawes (American, active 1843–1863)

Monsieur Itier's Cange Under Sail on the Nile

Andre-Victor-Alcide-Jules Itier (French, 1805–1877)

Seated Lad

Calvert Richard Jones (British, Swansea, Wales 1802–1877 Bath, England)

Lace

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Plymouth from Mt. Edgcumbe

Talbot was a man of great learning and broad interests, from Egyptology to mathematics, botany, and chemistry. His invention of the negative-positive photographic process, announced to the public in 1839, chang... more

[Albert Sands Southworth]

Fascinated by François Gouraud's demonstrations in Boston of Daguerre's new invention Albert Southworth, a pharmacist in Cabotville (now Chicopee), Massachusetts, went to New York in 1840 to study the technique... more

The Chess Players

Claudet operated one of the earliest commercial photography studios in London. In 1841 he advertised the variety of poses people could assume before his lens: "Either engaged at tea, cards, chess, or in convers... more

The Ancient Vestry

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

David Young and Unknown Man, Newhaven

This double portrait by the painter David OctaviusHill and the early photographer Robert Adamson is one of some 130 images they would make of the inhabitants of Newhaven and other small fishing villages near Ed... more

Oxford High Street

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Westminster Abbey

Talbot's negative-positive photographic process, first made public in 1839, would change the dissemination of knowledge as had no other invention since movable type. To demonstrate the paper photograph's poten... more

William and Sophia Palmer Langenheim

William Langenheim (American, born Germany, Schöningen 1807–1874)

Elizabeth Bakewell James and her Son, Frank B. James

Attributed to John Plumbe Jr. (American, born Wales, 1809–1857)

[Nos. 170–176 Regent Street, London]

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)