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Noun1.dry plate - a former photographic method that used a glass plate coated with a light-sensitive gelatinous emulsion
photography - the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces
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IT WAS at a time when photography was in its nascent stages in the 19th century and wet plates were being introduced instead of the usual dry plates, that the country saw the rise of Lala Deen Dayal ( 1844 -- 1905) as the pioneer of Indian photography.
But after three years of experimentation, Eastman came up with a formula that worked and, by 1880, had patented a machine for developing dry plates in large numbers.
She pointed out that the dry petals were used as a fragrance by rural women who used to put the dry plates of petals inside washed clothes before wearing them in addition to using roses for producing different types of desserts.