The 19th Century had to be Photography’s greatest moment! Unlike photography’s current popularity which is dominated by collectors vying with each other, the 19th Century (very early 1800’s through 1899) was fueled by a creative surge guided by whoever could develop the most innovative and creative device, enabling artists to envision a brave new photographic world. Granted, painters and draughtsmen in the Renaissance and before used such tools as the Camera Obscura and later the Camera Lucida, but never were there so many artist inventors vying and collaborating for new ways of seeing before 1800. That energy would later make...
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