Rare chance to see his­tory in a neg­a­tive

Palm Beach Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - By JAN SJOSTROM

Vis­i­tors en­ter­ing a sparsely ap­pointed gallery at the Nor­ton Mu­seum might not im­me­di­ately re­al­ize they’re in the pres­ence of his­tory. They might not re­al­ize they’re in the pres­ence of any­thing at all — un­til they spot a small shelf cov­ered with black cloth.

Be­neath the cloth is Lace, a one-of-a-kind pho­to­genic draw­ing neg­a­tive by Wil­liam Henry Fox Talbot. Dated from be­fore 1845, the re­cently ac­quired neg­a­tive is the old-

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