Henderson was a commercial photographer in Edinburgh with a studio on Princes Street. He first participated in an exhibition showing collodion works, both portraits and copies of prints, and by 1858 he was experimenting with coloring photographs. Henderson joined the Photographic Society of Scotland in 1856, and perhaps it was through its influence that he turned to waxed paper. In the society’s 1864 exhibition, he presented nineteen portraits done in waxed paper. Henderson joined the Edinburgh Photographic Society in 1869.
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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