All three of the photographs contributed by Bull to the 1860 exhibition of the Photographic Society in London, one of them a calotype, were taken in Harrow, outside London, later the British home of the Eastman Kodak Company. They were apparently the happy outcome of some years of effort, for in 1855 Bull wrote to the Liverpool Photographic Journal asking for help with failed negatives that he had made using frederick townshend’s version of the waxed-paper process. Nothing else is presently known of Bull or his work.
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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