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Maker(s):Talbot, William Henry Fox
Culture:British
Title:Henry Fox Talbot Camera
Date Made:ca.1830
Materials:wood; metal; glass
Place Made:unknown
Measurements:overall: 3 3/4 in x 3 5/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 9.5 cm x 9.1 cm x 10.8 cm
Accession Number:  HC 2016.1.025
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert W. Lisle, MD, 2004
Museum Collection:  Hampshire College Art Gallery

Description:
This camera is a replica, mouse trap camera. These cameras made the first photogenic drawings' on paper sensitized with silver chloride. They were simple wood box cameras with brass barrel single lens- referred to as mousetraps (coined by Henry Talbots wife). It has a sliding wood plate to hold the sensitized paper.

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cameras

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