Désiré van Monckhoven

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Désiré Charles Emanuel van Monckhoven.

Désiré Charles Emanuel van Monckhoven (1834–1882) was a Belgian chemist, physicist, and photographic researcher. He was also an inventor and author.[1] He wrote several of the earliest books on photography and photographic optics. His original French works were later translated to English and other languages.

He invented or developed an enlarger (1864),[2] a dry collodion process (1871), improvements of the carbon print process (1875–80), and improved silver-bromide gelatine emulsions.[1]

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