Notes taken from a tour of the library and brief look at the photography collection they have…
Daguerreotypes- Unique objects (no Neg)
Also hazardous process- relating to industrial revolution
Moves onto wet plate onto glass- in a case to relate to daguerreotypes.
Fredrick Scot archer- invented and gave it as a gift.
Idea of not smiling- social conventions of how portraits are made.
Manchester’s significance in the history of photography.
Tin types or ferrotypes
- Audrey Latemen- for presentational Form???? Victorian photography.
Visual collections- Microscopy- Mosi, JP Dancer?
Rodger Fenton’s first photographs that put a museum exhibition on.
-living Creature in an archieve- portraits of people
Cotton Millionaire- John Ryland
1890- the library took 10 years to be built by his wife as a memorial for him, putting him on the map, as he was a very modest man.
His wife became very interested in books as objects- collection of spencer books and lord crawfords manuscripts.
Richard Beard- daguerotypes first photographs in the uk with a licence to make.
Fox talbots- pencils of nature 1844- calatype on paper/ paper negs- Book Presentation.
James Mudd-Dunham Massey