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Names:
Other: Edward Streeter (uncertain) 
Active:  Great Britain
 
  

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Approved biography for E. Streeter
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
In 1855, at the third meeting of the newly established Brighton and Sussex Photographic Society, a Mr. E. Streeter made a presentation “On the Waxed Paper Process.” The only person with that initial traced in the Brighton area was Edward, a baker, an occupation that might at first seem unlikely to yield a candidate. However, a baker often worked at night and thus had precious daylight hours available for photography. It appears that this was a substantial bakery, employing several men, and that Streeter had retired by the end of the 1850s. 
  
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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