View of the Mosque of Nutter Owleah, Tiruchirappalli, India

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Tripe used paper rather than glass negatives. Not only were they unbreakable and easy to take along, but the light sensitive layer was also more resistant to the fierce heat and humidity in India and Burma. He took close to 1000 photographs as an officer in the British army. Tripe provided his printing papers with a thin layer of albumen, making them glossier than regular salted paper prints. Origin: Great Britain. Date: 1858 – 1860. Object ID: RP-F-1996-117.

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