Exhibition of a large collection
of photographs and camera.
large and beautiful collection of photographs was exhibited by J Traill
Taylor of London.
included] a series of views, fine landscapes by some of the best English photographers,
large portraits and characteristic costumes from Syria and Egypt, a number
of good Card Portraits of photographic celebrities &c. &c.
collection was very much admired, and the general impression seemed to be
that such exhibitions before societies should be carried out as frequently
as possible, as they serve to refresh the memories of members as to what
they ought to aim at working up to. "
An Improved camera for working with
Wet Collodion in the Field
Mr Chapman of [9, London Row] Leith explained the mode and working of a new camera which
he had invented for working wet collodion in the field without tent or
camera was] fitted with three dipping baths which slide successively
immediately under an opening on the camera body:
the first containing the silver solution
- the second, developer and
- the third water.
progress of development is easily watched by putting the eye to an ingenious
eyepiece, contrived so as to open when pressed , sufficient light being
admitted by a plate of yellow glass in the camera door."