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View through the Lens: The History of Photography 1839 - c. 1896 “ Pinafore Perfect ” A “Conversation Piece” “For His Mother” The Vanishing Lamplighter “Couple with the Spirit of an Old Family Doctor who died Around 1880.” British Traveling Tour of Photographers: c. 1880s
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1839 - c. 1896
“Couple with the Spirit of an Old Family Doctor who died Around 1880.”
Camera Obscura, Reinerus Gemma-Frisius, 1544. Gernsheim, H., The Origins of Photography. http://www.acmi.net.au/AIC/CAMERA_OBSCURA.html
Camera Obscura, c. 1820
Newton’s Color Circle
The box-shaped apparatus similar to a camera, with a shuttered box with a small lens in one side. Bright light from the scene enters, forming an image on a screen. A mirror puts the reflection right side up on the drawing surface. The artist sat in front of a complex architectural scene, and was able to easily trace the perspectives.
The lattice window in the South Gallery, Lacock Abbey, August 1835.
One of the few surviving visual documents of working women in the United States before the Civil War.
Draper. 1839–40, First Photographs of the Moon.
William Henry Jackson / Denver, Colo. Nast, Charles A. C. 1880 or 1881
“Peeking into the Stereoviewer”
Underwood & Underwood. 8288 - Looking N. up Fifth Ave. past Flatiron Bldg. and Madison Sq., N.Y. (From the David Spahr Collection. NFS). http://www.stereoviews.com/
“Couple at Niagara Falls:” Attributed to Henry Hollister Canadian, Niagara Falls, Canada, 1860s Ambrotype
Matthew Brady: General Ulysses S. Grant and Staff
Matthew Brady: Amputation being performed in a hospital tent, Gettysburg, July 1863
1863 Battle of Gettysburg lasted three days, total approx. 50,000 casualties. Photograph of dead soldiers on the battlefield taken by Mathew Brady. This picture increased public awareness of the brutality of the conflict.
Front of Casino, Monte Carlo, c 1910. Horace W. Nicholls (1867-1941). Dry plate negative, © RPS, 1999
“A Yosemite Road” George Eastman, 1903
George Eastman holding a Kodak No. 2 camera on board the U.S.S. Gallia en route to Europe in 1890. Photographer, Frederick Church, was Eastman's patent attorney and friend. These early Kodak cameras took round pictures.
Jacob A. Riis, Bandit's Roost, 1888