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Walter Bentley Woodbury

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Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834-1885)

1834 Born in Manchester on 26 June.

1885 Died on 5 September while on holiday in Margate.

Woodbury was an inventor and pioneering photographer. He was one of the earliest photographers in Australia and the Dutch East Indies (now part of Indonesia). He also patented numerous inventions relating to various aspects of photography, his best-known innovation being the Woodburytype photomechanical process.

For much more, see Wikipedia entry.

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