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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_photography

The history of photography began in remote antiquity with the discovery of two critical principles: camera obscura image projection and the observation that some substances are visibly altered by exposure to light. There are no artifacts or descriptions that indicate any attempt to capture images with light sensitive materials prior to the 18th century (with the arguable exception of a ...

blog.genealogybank.com/how-to-date-old-ancestor-photographs-with-early-photo...

Introduction: In this article, Mary Harrell-Sesniak shows how you can date old, undated family photos by first figuring out what type of photograph they are, and uses old newspapers and other sources to illustrate different types of photos.Mary is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. Do you have a box of old, undated family photos somewhere up in the attic—or ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_photography_technology

Prior to the 20th century. c. 1717 – Johann Heinrich Schulze makes fleeting sun prints of words by using stencils, sunlight, and a bottled mixture of chalk and silver nitrate in nitric acid, simply as an interesting way to demonstrate that the substance inside the bottle darkens where it is exposed to light.; c. 1794 – Elizabeth Fulhame invented the concept of catalysis and discovered ...

www.aarp.org/relationships/genealogy/info-11-2011/dating-old-photos.html

19th Century Photographs. There were several photo techniques used in the mid- and late-1800s, some of the most common include: Daguerreotypes This first successful photo process is attributed to Louis Daguerre. The image is on a silver clad copper sheet which was then sealed inside a wooden case or a frame under glass to protect it.

petapixel.com/2015/05/23/20-first-photos-from-the-history-of-photography

Photography has been a medium of limitless possibilities since it was originally invented in the early 1800s. The use of cameras has allowed us to capture historical moments and reshape the way we ...

www.cycleback.com/1800s/earlyphotos.htm

Non Commercial Cabinets & Photos of the 1880's-90's Baseball Albums. Early Photographs. 1850 Encased Daguerreotype of brother and sister. Introduction: Baseball cards as we know them can be traced not only to the rising popularity of baseball in the mid-1800s, but to the early development of photography and commercial printing processes. The ...

ancestralfindings.com/identifying-the-era-of-a-photo-by-its-type

Identifying your old family photographs is a lot easier if you know the era in which they were taken. Knowing the era gives you a better clue as to who the people in it might be. If you can narrow down the photo’s era and the location where it was taken (even if it’s just a general location), you can usually ID the people in the photos with a high degree of certainty, depending on how ...

www.olivetreegenealogy.com/photos/photo-types.shtml

Types of Early Photographs Daguerreotypes (ca 1839) Photography arrived in the United States in 1839 thanks to Samuel F. B. Morse, an American artist and inventor. Morse visited Daguerre in Paris in March 1839 and observed a demonstration of the daguerreotype process.

www.britannica.com/technology/photography/Perfecting-the-medium-c-1900-c-1945

History of photography - History of photography - Perfecting the medium, c. 1900–c. 1945: At the turn of the 20th century, one of the most influential Pictorialist groups was the Photo-Secession, founded in New York City in 1902 by photographer Alfred Stieglitz. The Secession’s name was taken from the avant-garde secessionist movements in Europe that sought to differentiate themselves from ...

www.thoughtco.com/photography-timeline-1992306

ThoughtCo. Image credits, left to right: “View from the Window at Le Gras” (1826-27), Public Domain. Daguerrotype of Louis Daguerre (1844), Public Domain. Portrait of Frederick Scott Archer, Science Photo Library. Kodak photograph (1890), National Media Museum, Kodak Gallery Collection, Public Domain.