William Fox Talbot dies - On this day in history

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17 September 2016
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17-September-William_Fox_Talbot_1853-35797.jpg William Henry Fox Talbot (far right) and others at the commercial calotype establishment in Reading, Berkshire
Photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot died on 17 September 1877

Died on this day, 1877: William Henry Fox Talbot (born 11 February 1800). Talbot was a British scientist, inventor and photography pioneer who invented the salted paper and calotype photographic processes.

During the 1840s Talbot’s work on photomechanical reproduction led to the creation of the photoglyphic engraving process, the precursor to photogravure.

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Pictured: William Henry Fox Talbot (far right) and others at the commercial calotype establishment in Reading, Berkshire. A salted paper print from a calotype paper negative, the left component of a panoramic pair of views, 1846.