b. 26 June 1834; d. 5 Sept 1885
The inventor of what came to be called the Woodburytype
process, he was born in Manchester, England, and lived for some time in
Australia and Java, establishing photographic studios there, using the Collodion
process, before returning to England. Here, whilst working on the Carbon
process, he developed a new mode of photographic engraving, demonstrating
this to the Photographic Society on 5 December
1865. This he patented in July the following year.
He also invented a method of water-marking, calling it "filigrane".
© Robert Leggat, 1999.