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Portrait of William Fox Talbot
National Science and Media Museum
The Royal Photographic Society, Ref Number: 2003-5001/2/20882
(Pers. communication, Facebook, 16 July 2013, Roger Watson to Alan Griffiths)
This is one of three portraits of Talbot taken during the same sitting. The other two are in the British Library.
Curatorial note (National Media Museum:
Talbot is widely recognised as the inventor of modern photography. He spent most of his life at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire where he conducted the majority of his photographic experiments. In August 1835, Talbot made the earliest surviving photographic negative.