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The World’s Oldest Photo

Posted on: 28 March 2008

A photograph (well, actually a Photogenic Drawing – basically an early photogram) just know as “Leaf” is coming up for auction at Sotheby’s and may possibly be the oldest photographic representation in exisitence. It had previously been attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the founding fathers of photography. Fox Talbot made a number of other leaf prints and this one was though to have been made by him in about 1839. But new research suggest it might well have been made as early as 1790 by Thomas Wedgwood, James Watt or Humphry Davy, who were all early experimenters in photography. [via muse-ings]


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    • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
    • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
    • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn
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