In the late nineteenth century, nearly fifty years after the invention of photography, images were being produced in industrialized countries at an exponential rate. While the practice of photography was made more popular with the introduction of dry plates and film, new methods of photomechanical reproduction made it possible to print multiple illustrations at low cost in an ever-growing number of newspapers and magazines.
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