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Fox Talbot "modern calotype" issued by the Royal Photographic Society?

Hello, i am looking for any information regarding a series of prints issued in 1989 By the Sunday Times / The Royal Photographic Society. This one- "Fruit and Vegetable Sellers" states that it is a 'modern calotype" and should not be displayed in direct sunlight.

Were these made from the original calotype negatives? Given out as a promotion? I am assuming that the 1989 date may have had something to do with the 150th anniversary of photography.

I haven't been able to find any information at all on these.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank You, David

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Pam Roberts, a former RPS Curator and a member of BPH, should be able to assist. 

Thanks so much Michael.

I'm a new member here. Do you know the best way to ask her to view this discussion?

Michael Pritchard said:

Pam Roberts, a former RPS Curator and a member of BPH, should be able to assist. 

Sorry for delayed reply.  Been away.  These modern calotypes were printed from an inter-negative made from the original Talbot negative by Mike Gray, then Curator of the Fox Talbot Museum in Lacock using, more or less, Talbot's own process.  I can't remember now how many were sold  - I think not many more than 100?  My files on this 150th anniversary of the invention of photography project are now at the National Media Museum in Bradford.


 
David McGreevy said:

Thanks so much Michael.

I'm a new member here. Do you know the best way to ask her to view this discussion?

Michael Pritchard said:

Pam Roberts, a former RPS Curator and a member of BPH, should be able to assist. 

Thanks so much Pam, That's the information I needed.

Best, David

Pam Roberts said:

Sorry for delayed reply.  Been away.  These modern calotypes were printed from an inter-negative made from the original Talbot negative by Mike Gray, then Curator of the Fox Talbot Museum in Lacock using, more or less, Talbot's own process.  I can't remember now how many were sold  - I think not many more than 100?  My files on this 150th anniversary of the invention of photography project are now at the National Media Museum in Bradford.


 
David McGreevy said:

Thanks so much Michael.

I'm a new member here. Do you know the best way to ask her to view this discussion?

Michael Pritchard said:

Pam Roberts, a former RPS Curator and a member of BPH, should be able to assist. 

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