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Reverend Calvert Jones

William Henry Fox Talbot - Cloisters of Lacock Abbey
The Reverend Calvert Jones, a noted albeit occasional photographer in his own right ( credited with having taken the first photograph in Wales in 1841), shown here in a calotype taken by his friend William Henry Fox Talbot, who invented the process, the first to use the idea of a negative from which several prints can be made. This photo was taken around 1847 at Fox Talbot’s home, Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire.

Fox Talbot

Original sepia print from a calotype negative.

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