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Early photographically illustrated books

The British Library has put online an exhibition of photographically illustrated books. The development of photographically illustrated books parallels the explosion in communications technology during the 19th century. In a period of unprecedented advances in science, exploration, travel, tourism and industry, photography provided an exciting, innovative and accurate alternative to conventional methods of book illustration, such as woodcuts, etchings and engravings. Click here to take a look.

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Comment by John Davies on March 22, 2009 at 6:52
I'd recommend looking at the material held at the Art Library, V&A. They have some amazing stuff, sent from the colonies during Mrs Windsor's lifetime.
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