William Henry Fox Talbot (British, 1800-1877) Lace, ca. 1845, salted paper print, Gift of Dr. Walter Clark, George Eastman House Collection

We interrupt our Olympic themed postings to celebrate the birthday of William Henry Fox Talbot, who was born on February 11, 1800 in Dorset, United Kingdom. Talbot is one of the inventors of photography and is known for developing the negative/positive process.

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