At a November 1856 meeting of the Liverpool Photographic Society, “Mr. Jones, of Birkenhead, made some experiments by dipping various kinds of negative paper in iodised serum solution, for the purpose of shewing that some were more liable to the defect of spotting than others.” He also “produced several pictures taken with the wax-paper process.” Unfortunately, the Cheshire parish of Birkenhead was then rich in Joneses, frustrating any attempt at identification.
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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