[first out of the U.K.] One of the photograph inventors,
We display camera which Talbot used
William Henry Fox Talbot of British who was one of the photograph inventors invented photograph manufacture technique "calotype" which got positive image from negative image in the 1830s. This "negative positive method" is used as method to get image in silversalt photograph now. Subsequent "wet plate" and "dry plate" ※They were invented by hand of mo British, and the U.K. played a big role in development, the spread from beginning of photograph.
In addition, camera which had excellent spirits and rational functionality to remind of high quality furniture of U.K. tradition using beautiful wood (including mahogany) and brass (brass = brass) so that maker which dealt with production of camera and lens in the U.K. from mid-19th century to the early 20th century in this time existed a lot and was called "mahogany & brass" was made.
In addition, by this temporary exhibition, we constitute individual collection of Mr. Yasushi Kobayashi person who is collector of camera made in the U.K. other than Japanese camera Museum store document and introduce British role that pulled photograph world and, mainly on British camera made for wet plate, the dry plate period, display many product made in U.K. cameras to postwar spread type camera.
And camera which we used appears for experiment for the first time outside the U.K., and alone Talbot of photograph inventor whom association of British royal photograph, British national media Museum possesses for this display will be displayed.
Machine parts that Talbot succeeded in photography of scenery of lei cook monastery in 1835 leave the U.K. after time of 180 years, and it thinks that it is to thing which has big significance in cultural interchange let alone photograph industry of both Japan and Britain to be displayed in Japan which is the center of world camera industry.
Wet plate: We apply medicine with photosensitivity to glasswork becoming base just before photography and perform photography and the developing while we get wet. Archer (British) is invented in 1851.
Dry plate: It is glasswork base as well as wet plate, but preservation, photography are possible in dry state. Sensitivity is finished, and mass production is enabled, too. Maddox (British) is invented in 1871.