Latticed Window at Lacock Abbey
1835 - A print made from the
earliest surviving negative
Reproduced from the National Museum of Photography,
by courtesy of the Science and Society Picture
Here is an enlargement of a print made from
the oldest negative in existence, a view of a latticed window by Talbot.
The window is in the South Gallery of Lacock Abbey, and the photograph was
taken from inside the abbey.
The negative is about one inch square and
is dated 1835. On the back of it, in very small writing,
Talbot has written:
(with a Camera Obscura, August 1835)
When first made, the
squares of glass, about 200 in number could be counted with the help
of a lens.