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Caleb Burrell Rose 
Two specimens of fern leaf [An early attempt at Photography from Norwich] 
1859 (or earlier) 
  
Photogenic drawing 
The Royal Society 
Product code: RS-9354 
  
 
LL/58683 
  
A photogenic drawing of two plant specimens, the leaves placed on sensitized paper and exposed to sunlight. Inscribed above in ink: "An early attempt at Photography from Norwich." Apparently, an early use of the process developed by William Henry Fox Talbot FRS (1800-1877). The naturalist and geologist Caleb Burrell Rose (1790-1872) in whose papers this image is preserved, practised as a surgeon in Swaffham, Norfolk, 1816-c.1859. 
 

 
  
 
  
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