A note from the filmmakers:
The fact that Daguerre and Talbot, while residing in two different countries, created the world’s earliest photographic processes within months of each other is a fascinating historic coincidence. It spawned a rivalry that forever complicates the question: Who invented photography?
This chapter explores both Talbot’s contributions to the advancement of photography as well as his personal story, centered around his home at Lacock Abbey in England. It features one of George Eastman House’s most prized collection objects: a copy of Talbot’s Pencil of Nature, one of the first photographically illustrated publications.
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