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Names:
Other: Dr. Penney 
Other: G. Penny 
Other: G. S. Penny 
Other: Geo. S. Penny 
Other: George S. Penny 
Dates:  1820 - ?
Active:  Great Britain
 
  

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Approved biography for George S. Penney
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
A dentist in Cheltenham, Dr. Penney has been listed in various publications as G. S. Penny, G. Penny, Geo. S. Penny, and George S. Penney (with both variations of the surname) from Cheltenham. While there might have been a Penny and a Penney active at the same time, these appear to have been one and the same person. In his first publication on photography, in 1855, he described the calotype as his “favourite process” and, “in order to induce others to take up the subject,” outlined his own working practices. In 1857 Penney showed two waxed-paper views in the Photographic Society exhibition in London, and the following year he showed two calotypes. He then turned to glass-negative processes, exhibiting at least through the 1865 Dublin International Exhibition. In 1873 he proposed a process for printing botanical specimens, using special tissue from the Autotype Company. 
  
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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