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Ackermann's Photogenic Drawing Box

As part of my PhD research on cameraless photography in the 19th century I am looking for Ackermann's Photogenic Drawing Box sold in 1839. This box contained all the necessary requisites to make a cameraless picture of flat material (a printing frame, brushes, prepared paper, bottles with liquids, sponge etc) and was no camera, which is often assumed.

So far I could find several announcements in journals of the time and the booklet which came with the box (republished by the RPS), but…


Added by Katharina Steidl on March 20, 2012 at 20:56 — No Comments

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