In an 1854 meeting of the Liverpool Photographic Society, “the Chairman called attention to a beautiful slide for the calotype process by Mr. Saddler. It was made of ruby glass, and in exposing papers, the great advantage was that the slide was so made as to turn first one side and then the other, and thus take a second impression without removing the papers.” In addition to this slide (a holder for the sensitized paper that was placed in the back of the camera just before use), Saddler “also exhibited a number of very successful wet-paper landscape photographs and explained the process by which they were taken.” His identity has not been established nor any of his work 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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