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    Two specimens of fern leaf

    Date
    ca. 1840s
    Creator
    Caleb Burrell Rose (1790 - 1842, British) , Geologist
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (print): 100mm
    width (print): 109mm
    Subject
    Content object
    nature
       > plant
    Description
    A photogenic drawing of two plant specimens, the leaves placed on sensitized paper and exposed to sunlight. Inscribed above in ink: "An early attempt at Photography from Norwich." Contact print on sensitized paper.

    Apparently, an early use of the process developed by William Henry Fox Talbot FRS (1800-1877). The naturalist and geologist Caleb Burrell Rose (1790-1872) in whose papers this image is preserved, practised as a surgeon in Swaffham, Norfolk, 1816-c.1859.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.9354
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