Life in the Long 19th Century, Photographs

Photograph: 1838 The first human on film

Life in the Long Nineteenth Century Photograph #2 1838: The first human on film (bottom, left). A street in Paris. Photograph by Louis Daguerre. The street looks empty. Perhaps the long exposure time required meant that anything moving isn't captured on the photo. Just one person (posing for the camera?) obtains immortality. For context the… Continue reading Photograph: 1838 The first human on film

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