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- n. A talbotype
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A method of taking photographic pictures, on paper sensitized with iodide of silver; -- also called Talbotype, from the inventor, Mr. Fox. Talbot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A photographic process devised by Fox Talbot about 1840, but not now in use.
This ‘calotype method’ was later refined by George Eastman, founder of Kodak, so forming the basis of chemical film as we still know it.
The waxed calotype negative of Talbot's "Magdalen Bridge, Oxford" 1842 is so delicate it is kept under a black velvet curtain that has to be raised for viewing.
In sixty-one, any soldier with a dollar and seventy-five cents could have his aspect recorded in the form of ambrotype, tintype, calotype, or daguerreotype.
This class may be made to print much more rapidly than our ordinary silver printing process, approaching sometimes more nearly to the calotype development in this respect.
Why not adopt and abide by the simplicity of the calotype process as given in a late Number?
_ -- I have made any first essay in the calotype process, following DR.
_ -- Your expectation of being soon able to announce the successful manufacture of a new negative calotype paper, will, I am sure, be gladly received by many photographers, and especially by those who, like me, have been subjected to much disappointment with Turner's paper.
DIAMOND'S directions for the calotype, he gave a formula for the addition of bromide of potassium to the iodide of potassium, but did not speak with much certainty as to the proportions.
SIR W. NEW.ON, in the description of his calotype process, says: "Bring out with the saturated solution of gallic acid, and when the subject begins to appear, add the aceto-nitrate of silver solution."
On another small table in another corner was a pile of albums, the lowest containing the first presentments of Mrs. Oglethorpe's family after the invention of calotype photography.
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