Little is known of Barton beyond the fact that he joined the Manchester Photographic Society in 1856, rising to become a member of their council the following year. He exhibited harbor and architectural views, all made on waxed-paper negatives, in the societyís 1856 exhibition. No examples of Bartonís work are known to have survived.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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