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Description found in Archives

William Augustus Leggo, inventor of the "Leggotype" or "Photo-electrotype" process. 

Date(s)

1871

Place

Montreal, Quebec

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph: leggotype; 12.5 x 17.0 cm.
Photo-mechanical processes - leggotype

Scope and content

Item consists of a photograph of William Augustus Leggo, inventor of the "Leggotype" or "Photo-electrotype" process

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
To be viewed with the assistance of a ph
oto archivist.
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-079300
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
05519
90: Open
Other accession no.
1971-262 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. no. 1971-262, C-079300
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired

Additional information

Described by the MSTRSLID project.

William Leggo invented the Leggotype process in the 1860s, one of the first successful methods for reproducing photographs using a printing press. This image is an example of his patented process. The invention of this type of printing signalled the beginning of mass-produced commercial illustration.

Availability of other formats note
Slide no.: 1824

Subject heading

1. Leggo, William Augustus, (1830-1915)
2. INSTRUMENTS - PHOTOGRAPHIC.
3. Services - Photographic - Leggotype.

Private

Other system control no.

3191994