The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3907

Experimental test strip

Object details

Created: 17 Dec 1840

Image size: h 2.5cm x w 4.4cm

Object Type: Paper Negative

Physical description: Two distinct areas of different density (darker / lighter) clearly delineated by a straight line

Inscription: Pencil rule line along one edge, recto; in turquoise ink, verso, 1" or 2" Dec. 17/40 cloudy not fixed [1 or 2 minute exposure - 17 December 1840 - cloudy - not fixed]

Owner: Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History

Object owner number: 1995.0206.488

Collection: Photographic History Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3907

Experimental test strip