In 1856 Hall was struggling with the waxed-paper process. Writing to the Photographic News two years later, he claimed: “I am an old hand at calotype, and, like all who know that simple and beautiful process, still entertain a strong regard for it, in spite of the numerous dry glass processes.” Hall wrote from Baglan House, a historic property near Neath, Wales, owned by the Llewelyn family. In the same year, Richard Hall, a justice of the peace, was living there, and the two men were almost certainly related. Nothing else is at present known of Hall or his photographs.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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