Fascinating early experimental photos show British children enjoying summertime in 1856.

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Fascinating early experimental photos showing British children enjoying summertime in 1856 have come to light.<br />
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The rare ambrotypes reveal an immaculately dressed boy in a suit and bowtie, while the girls wore elegant dresses and bonnets.<br />
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They were produced using the wet plate collodion process which involves reflecting a positive photo on glass.<br />
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This technique replaced the daguerreotype of the 1840s which was the first photographic process.