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Gustave Le Gray 
The Sun at Zenith, Normandy 
1855 (ca) 
  
Albumen print, from paper negative 
12 3/4 x 16 3/8 ins 
  
George Eastman Museum 
 
LL/33096 
  
In addition to being fast enough to stop action like breaking waves, the practicality and reproducibility of Le Gray's process also made it excellent for making architectural views and was used by many of the photographers who documented France's endangered national historical sites. 
 

 
  
 
  
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