History of Photography

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Daguerreotypes In 1839 the Academy of Science in Paris, France made an announcement that would change our view on the world and ourselves forever. An artist named Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre and a amateur french scientist had developed a process by which a permanent image could be printed on a silver plated sheet of copper and the process could be duplicated and used commercially. France decided to give this gift to the world and thus the …

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…at London's Crystal Palace. 1852 Franklin Pierce is elected President of the United States. 1854 James Ambrose Cutting patents the ambrotype process. (In the late 1850s, the ambrotype would replace the daguerreotype.) George Eastman, the father of Kodak, is born. 1856 James Buchanan is elected President of the United States. The tintype is patented. William and Frederick Langenheim copyright the first paper photographs, stereographs of Eastern U. S. sites. 1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States.