Punch,  32 (1857), 242.

To the Sons of the Sun





Photography, Patents, Invention, Patronage, Engineers, Heroism

    Reports on the death of Frederick S Archer, the 'inventor of Collodion', whose failure to patent the invention has left his family 'unportioned, to the battle of life'. Draws on an analogy between the process of developing collodion prints and that of donating money (for example, how the deposition of silver can 'light up' faces in a dark chamber) to support its plea for photographers to 'sacrifice, according to your means, in memory of the benefactor who gave you the deity for a household god'.

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