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Photo-mechanical processes - leggotype
Language of material
Scope and content
Item consists of a photograph of William Augustus Leggo, inventor of the "Leggotype" or "Photo-electrotype" process
Conditions of access
To be viewed with the assistance of a ph
Copy negative C-079300
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. no. 1971-262, C-079300
Restrictions on use: Nil
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
1. Leggo, William Augustus, (1830-1915)
2. INSTRUMENTS - PHOTOGRAPHIC.
3. Services - Photographic - Leggotype.
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