|Dates: ||1819 - ?|
A manufacturing chemist in Leeds, Leather would have been familiar with photographers seeking supplies. In 1860 he presented a paper (subsequently published in the British Journal of Photography) to the Bradford Photographic Society, introducing his presentation with an apology: “As the Waxed-Paper may now be considered an old process, I will simply give in detail my present practice.” Leather’s thorough instructions betray a long experience in the art, but unfortunately none of his 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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