Henry Fox Talbot Mousetrap Camera

Title

Henry Fox Talbot Mousetrap Camera

Subject

Equipment

Description

1834 William Henry Fox Talbot’s Mousetrap Cameras made the first Photogenic drawings' on paper sensitized with silver chloride. They were simple wood box cameras with Brass barrel single lens referred to as mouse traps, coined by his wife.

Creator

Unknown

Date

1830-1840

Format

3 ½ x 3 ½ x 4 ¼ inches; 8.9 x 8.9 x 10.8 cm

Identifier

HC 2037

Files

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Citation

Unknown, “Henry Fox Talbot Mousetrap Camera,” Selections from the Hampshire College Archives, accessed June 28, 2017, http://hampshirearchives.omeka.net/items/show/2954.