Created: 31 May 1840
Image size: h 17.2cm x w 18.2cm
Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera
Physical description: three corners clipped; print cut diagonally into two with upper half chemically re-developed by Harold White
Inscription: in pencil, verso, in Talbot's hand, May 31, 1840; in ink, in a modern hand, possibly Harold White's, Taken may 31st 1840 "Tower from Urn" Photogenic drawing.
Owner: Hans P. Kraus Jr.
Object owner number: 101293.64
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Location: Lacock Abbey
Sharington's Tower at Lacock Abbey, as photographed form a nearby urn in the grounds.
A project blog by Larry Schaaf is dedicated to Harold White's experiments into chemically reviving the latent image in some of Talbot's original photographs and negatives. A label pasted, verso, gives an explanation of White's methodology for the chemical re-development of the original negative and cites an entry in Talbot's notebook on reviving the latent image.