In December 1850 the Hastings & St Leonards News carried notice that on Monday, December 23, at the Mechanics’ Institution, “Mr Pitter delivered his second lecture on the ‘Science of the Sunbeam’ . . . the photographic processes were explained, and some daguerreotypes and talbotypes were exhibited.” Pitter was possibly an itinerant lecturer, for no likely candidates have been traced to the Hastings area.
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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