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Larry John Schaaf
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

A Study of Sir John Herschel's Role in the Early Development of Photography

To study Sir John Herschel (1792-1871) and his technical achievements in the earliest years of photography. PI intends to produce a biography of Herschel that will tie his technical impact (use of hypo as a fixer, invention of the blueprint process) with his actual role in the photographic community.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1978 – 7/31/1978