Young has the distinction of having taken the earliest known views in the north of Ireland. At least two of his calotypes survive, both views in Belfast. One is dated March 1854 and the other November 1855. He used Turner’s “Patent Talbotype” paper for his negatives. Young’s images preserve Belfast architecture in transition, and perhaps this interest influenced his nephew, Robert, who was to go on to become a noted antiquarian.
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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