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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…


Posted on March 20, 2012 at 20:56


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