Stable door and ladder, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, the home of William Henry Fox Talbot (1844)
- By 1840, Talbot had improved his process, and by 1844, he was able to bring out a photographically illustrated book.
- Compared with Daguerreotypes the quality of the early Calotypes was somewhat inferior.
- But the great advantage was that an unlimited number of positive prints could be made.
- Talbot set the table for today's photography while the Daguerreotype, for all its quality, was a blind alley.