Parry was elected vice president of the Manchester Photographic Society in 1861. Nothing else is known about him. When he chaired its meeting on March 7, 1860, he “exhibited several very beautiful paper negatives taken by him about six years ago, which were much admired for their sharpness, &c.: they were on Canson’s plain paper, and waxed afterwards. . . . He hoped that more attention would be given to waxed-paper, as he believed the process to be capable of more than was generally supposed. He intended to give it a trial next summer.” No record of that following summer’s work has been traced.
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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