William Henry Fox Talbot

Latticed Window

at Lacock Abbey

Latticed Window at Lacock Abbey

1835  -  A print made from the earliest surviving negative

Print made from the oldest negative in existence  -  The Latticed Window at Lacock Abbey, photographed by Talbot in 1835

  Reproduced from the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television collection,
by courtesy of the Science and Society Picture Library.

Latticed Window

Here is an enlargement of a print made from the oldest negative in existence, a view of a latticed window by Talbot.  The window is in the South Gallery of Lacock Abbey, and the photograph was taken from inside the abbey.

The negative is about one inch square and is dated 1835.  On the  back of it, in very small writing, Talbot has written:

Latticed Window
(with a Camera Obscura, August 1835)

When first made, the squares of glass, about 200 in number could be counted with the help of a lens.




William Henry Fox Talbot

Discovery of Photography

Life in England

Connections with Edinbrugh


Photos, Sketches and Engravings

Pencil of Nature