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Salt printsSalt printsMining and extractionMining and extraction
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EyesEyesHistory of photographyHistory of photography
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Photograph of the day

Henry Fox Talbot 
Horatia at her harp 
1843 (ca) 
Salt paper print, from calotype negative 
8 3/16 x 7 1/4 ins (22.4 x 18.4 cm) 
National Media Museum 
W.H.F. Talbot Collection 

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