The Invention of Photography: The First Fifty Years (paperback)

The advent of photography in 1839 was greeted with enormous enthusiasm by the public. It quickly spread throughout Europe and the United States, where it was used in a broad range of fields, from science and medicine to art and archaeology.

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The advent of photography in 1839 was greeted with enormous enthusiasm by the public. It quickly spread throughout Europe and the United States, where it was used in a broad range of fields, from science and medicine to art and archaeology. This fascinating study of the first half-century of photography covers the work of early pioneers such as Daguerre, Fox Talbot, John Herschel and Hippolyte Bayard, to later technical innovations and the arrival of the Kodak camera in 1888, when photography finally became accessible to a mass audience.

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