Jul
04
2010
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What was the earliest color photograph?

tartan-ribbon-oldest-color-photoPhotography was invented in the 1820s, based on work by Nicéphore Niécpe, which Louis Daguerre advanced to practical level, using Johann Heinrich Schultz’s discovery in 1816 that a silver and chalk mixture darkens when exposed to light. The problem was not the camera, per se, but how to capture the image. The first color photograph [more...]

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