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1834, Jun 261885, Sep 5
an inventor and pioneering English photographer. He was one of the earliest photographers in Australia and the Dutch East Indies (now part of Indonesia). He also patented numerous inventions relating to various aspects of photography, his best-known innovation being the woodburytype photomechanical process. As a student of a civil engineer in Manchester he constructed his own camera obscuras from cigar boxes and eyeglass lenses.
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