Oldest Historical Photographs in the World

Oldest  Historical Photographs in the World

Here is a great article about  the Most Ancient Historical Photographs.Many pictures and two videos. Enjoy

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“Boulevard du Temple” taken by Louis Daguerre in late 1838.

View from the Window at Le Gras. (La cour du domaine du Gras) was the first successful permanent photograph, created by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 at Saint-Loup-de-Varennes.

View from the Window at Le Gras

Earliest Known Photograph [1825]

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Earliest known, surviving heliographic engraving in existence, made by Nicéphore Niépce in 1825 by the heliography process.

The First Light Picture and Human Potrait Ever Taken [Oct,Nov 1839]

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Robert Cornelius, self-portrait, Oct. or Nov. 1839, approximate quarter plate daguerreotype which is a procedure invented in 1839 using silver on a copper plate.

Roger Fenton’s Photographic Van [1855]

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Roger Fenton (20 March 1819 – 8 August 1869) was a pioneering British photographer, one of the first war photographers.


Bridge of Boats over Indus Attock [SubContinent 1861]

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Attock a part of Pakistan now passed one of the biggest rivers in the world, the Indus connecting the India and Pakistan largest canal system in the world  before the Pakistani Independance.


The Photo of the first Photographic Studio [1893]

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A photographer appears to be photographing himself in a 19th-century photographic studio.

First Color Photograph [1861]

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Although color photography was explored throughout the 19th century, initial experiments in color resulted in projected temporary images, rather than permanent color images.


First Subtractive Color Photograph [1872]

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Before the autochrome process was perfect in France, this photograph was taken by Louis Arthur Ducos du Hauron who invented the subtractive (cyan, magenta, and yellow) color method of taking photographs.

First High Speed Photograph [1878]

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Looking Down Sacramento Street [San Francisco, 1906]

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This photo was taken on April 18th, 1906. It is the most famous photograph of the devastation caused by the great fire and earthquake. It was taken by Arnold Genthe on a borrowed camera.

Breaker Boys [Pennsylvania, 1910]

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This is a photograph of breaker boys – child labour used to separate coal from slate. This image helped lead the nation to outlaw child labour. The photo was taken by Lewis Hine who travelled the United States taking photographs of child labourers.

The Lynching of Young Blacks [Indiana, 1930]

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This photograph was taken after the lynching of two young black men accused of raping a white girl. They were hanged by a mob of 10,000. The faces of the crowd are very telling. A third man was saved by the girls uncle who said he was innocent.

First Motion Picture [1888]

Here is the video with some others  Oldest  Historical Photographs in the World


Written with love and coolness by on July 16, 2010 in Interesting Things
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