Member Tour: The Earliest Photos Ever Made
William Henry Fox Talbot, “Gate Below Tom Tower, Christ Church, Oxford,” prior to September 1844, salted paper print from a calotype, negative, H: 6 5/8 x W: 7 3/4 in. image, Gift of the William Talbott Hillman Foundation
In 1841, William Henry Fox Talbot patented paper-based
photography, and we have some of his first prints on view! This is the largest US exhibition of Talbot’s photography in the last 15 years, featuring more than 30 works by William Henry Fox Talbot and his circle.