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The Origins of Scottish Photography: Pioneering Activities in St Andrews and Edinburgh

Roddy Simpson

in The Photography of Victorian Scotland

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780748654611
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780748676729 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654611.003.0002
The Origins of Scottish Photography: Pioneering Activities in St Andrews and Edinburgh

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The practical invention of photography is historically accepted as dating from January 1839 and Scotland embraced it with unrivalled enthusiasm. In that month in Paris, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre announced his daguerreotype process, and this was shortly followed by William Henry Fox Talbot in London of his photogenic drawings. This chapter describes the prehistory of photography and the beginnings of photography in Scotland.

Keywords: photography; history; Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre; William Henry Fox Talbot

Chapter.  6861 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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