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Item no. B33 (presentation pack)

Type: presentation pack

Country: Great Britain

Date of issue: 12 January 1999

Presentation pack with 4-stamp set INVENTORS. One of the stamps (value 43 p) honors William Henry Fox Talbot (1800 – 1877), inventor of true photographic process. It shows some of the first photographic images of leaves and flowers that Talbot obtained by putting them on a light-sensitized paper and exposing to sunlight. The stamp holder’s upper illustration shows also partial image of his self-portrait taken in 1864.

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