First photos from the history of photography

The history of photography has roots in remote antiquity with the discovery of the principle of the camera obscura. The observation that some substances are visibly altered by exposure of light also had a part into photography evolution.

Bringing these two phenomena together in permanent form happened around 1800 when Tomas Wedgwood made the first reliably documented and unsuccessful attempt. In the mid 1820, Nicéphore Niépce succeed but had crude results. Take a look at the first photos from the history of photography.

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