The Fruit Sellers, 1842


The Fruit Sellers, Daguerreotype by William Henry Fox Talbot, 1842


This is a rare “Modern Calotype” printed in 1989 for the 150th anniversary of the 1839 invention of photography. Printed from the original calotype negative using the same methods that Fox-Tabot used, at Lacock Abbey. This copy is labeled on the reverse “Modern Calotype”, Do Not display in direct sunlight” Apparently, a limited number of these calotypes were produced and sold by the Sunday Times, London, in 1989.

source: MOMA, 1859-1959 on Flickr

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