Sir John Herschel (1792 – 1871) discovered this beautiful and simplistic printing process in 1842. Preceded by the Daguerreotype and Calotype processes, it was the 3rd successful and non-silver photographic process invented in 1842.
Arndt & Troos developed this beautiful brown process in 1889. The process was mainly used for proofing in the studio, and due to its warm yellow/brown colour it was initially called the ‘Sepia Print’ process.
The Salted Paper process was the culmination of several centuries worth of research by remarkable men and women studying the relationship between light and chemistry. However, the concept of a “photograph” only really came to life in the imagination of William Henry Fox Talbot in 1833.