|Dates: ||1810 - ?|
A landed proprietor at Long Sutton, Somerset, Harris wrote to the Journal of the Photographic Society in 1854. She had tried using the procedure developed by John Stewart (1814-1887) for iodizing paper with a vacuum pump, hoping that, as promised, the paper would last “for months or even years.” However, after two months her papers were losing sensitivity. Harris felt Stewart’s “pictures speak so strongly in favour of his process” that she wanted to emulate them. None of her photographs are known to have survived.
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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