Constance Fox Talbot

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Constance Talbot (née Mundy, 1811–1880)[1] was the wife of William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the key players in the development of photography in the 1830s and 1840s, she herself briefly experimented with the process as early as 1839.[2] She has even been credited as the first woman ever to take a photograph, a hazy image of a short verse by the Irish poet Thomas Moore.[3]

Constance was the youngest daughter of Francis Mundy (1771–1837), member of parliament for Derbyshire from 1822 to 1831.[4]


  1. ^ "Constance Mundy Talbot", Find a Grave. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  2. ^ Buckland, Gail (1980). Fox Talbot and the invention of photography. D. R. Godine. ISBN 978-0-87923-307-5. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Maev Kennedy, "Bodleian Library launches £2.2m bid to stop Fox Talbot archive going overseas", The Guardian, 9 December 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Derbyshire", The History of Parliament. Retrieved 12 April 2013.