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Chapel interior

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Prayer of the Good Shepherd

Frederick Wilson, 1858–1932 Made in New York, United States

Design for a window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Photograph of a window

Tiffany’s firm considered the Euclid Avenue Temple a significant commission and photographed the windows for publication. Composite photographs, such as this, were created before the windows were installed, and... more

Design for triple light window

Probably Frederick Wilson, 1858–1932 Made in New York, United States

cobra from "Typical Pictures of Indian Natives: being reproductions from specially-prepared hand-coloured photographs. With descriptive letterpress by F. M. Coleman"

This image has been taken from scan 000059 from "Typical Pictures of Indian Natives: being reproductions from specially-prepared hand-coloured photographs. With descriptive letterpress by F. M. Coleman". The ti... more

[The Oriel Window, South Gallery, Lacock Abbey]

This mysterious view through the diamond-paned oriel window of Talbot's home is one of the earliest photographs in existence—a remarkable relic of the inventor's earliest attempts to make pictures solely throug... more

[Botanical Specimen]

This evanescent trace of a botanical specimen is among the earliest photographs known, dating from William Henry Fox Talbot's first period of experimentation with images produced solely by the action of light a... more

Graminacea

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Lace in the Solar Microscope, 400 times magnified in surface

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

[Lacock Abbey]

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Presa da una litografia

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Sisymbrium Cumingianum

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Camera Obscura

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Villaggio

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

1. Foglia di Fico. 2. Foglia di Spino bianco, ossia Crataegus

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Cordella o Nastro a velo

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Album di disegni fotogenici

One of the most treasured objects in the Department of Photographs, Album di Disegni Fotogenici is among the rarest of photographic incunabula, containing the first photographic images seen in Italy, a trove of... more

Pezzo di merletto

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Crape

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

1. Aglio. 2. Cestro. 3. Poa.

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Facsimile of an Old Printed Page

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

1. Foglia di Fico. 2. Foglia di Spina Bianco

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Graminacea

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Felce

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Foglia di Peonia

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

[Leaf]

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

[Photogenic Drawing from Leaf]

Likely Sebastiano Tassinari (Italian, 1814–1888)

Heliophila

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

[Bookcase at Lacock Abbey]

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Wrack

This evanescent trace of a biological specimen, among the rarest of photographs, was made by William Henry Fox Talbot just months after he first presented his invention, photography—or "photogenic drawing," as ... more

Bowood

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

[Photogenic Drawing from Leaf]

Likely Sebastiano Tassinari (Italian, 1814–1888)

Tavola parecchiata per colazione a Thè

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Thapsia Asclepium from Corfu

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

1. Felce. 2. Alga

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

[Windmills, Montmartre]

Even before the detailed processes of Talbot and Daguerre were revealed, a third inventor had successfully obtained photographic images using a process of his own creation. Hippolyte Bayard, experimenting in th... more

Tussilago Farfara

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Merletto o Pizzo

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Presa da una litografia

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Eglinton Tournament Magic Lantern Slide

This lantern slide is an interesting and previously unknown example of one of the many categories of ephemera that were created to capitalize upon the popularity of the Eglinton Tournament. Held in 1839, the to... more

Lacock Abbey

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Bromus Maximus, Genoa

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

[Photogenic Drawing of a Plant]

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Leaf of the Foxglove

Unknown (British)

Lacock Abbey

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Patroclus

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Lacock Abbey

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

[View in New Hampshire]

Samuel Bemis (American, 1789–1881)

Camera Obscura

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Vue prise á Lacock Abbey

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Bowood

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Top of Sharington's Tower, Lacock Abbey, Taken from the Roof above the South Gallery

Talbot's earliest camera images required exposures of an hour or more, but on September 23, 1840, he made a startling discovery that dramatically increased the medium's potential. He found that an exposure of ... more

[Chicken Feathers]

Talbot's first successes were made by placing a pressed botanical specimen directly on a piece of photosensitized paper, covering it with a sheet of glass, and setting it in the sun. Wherever the light struck, ... more

[Lacock Abbey]

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

Vase with Medusa's Head

Although photogenic drawings made from direct contact with objects constituted Talbot's first success, the impetus for his photographic experiments came from his desire to capture images seen in a camera obscur... more

Mio Giardino

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

North end of Lacock Abbey

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

[Portrait of a Young Man]

Samuel F. B. Morse met Louis Daguerre, the French inventor of photography, in Paris in the spring of 1839. Morse was the first American to see a daguerreotype and among the earliest artists in the United States... more

Muro a secco divoccato ad utensili campestri

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)

[Shark Egg Case]

This sheet was mounted with five other photogenic drawings of flowers, leaves, and keys on one page of an album of prints, drawings, and photographs assembled by Henry Bright (1784–1869), a merchant from a prom... more