Skip to comments.World's Oldest Photographs......Slide Show...
Posted on 03/22/2013 10:41:27 AM PDT by virgil283
"The earliest picture of a figure in the street happened by pure chance. The man (who can be seen with one leg raised) stopped to have his boots shined. He was still long enough for an image to be formed. No one else is visible in the picture because they were in motion. Nevertheless there are pictures from the mid 1800s of people smiling e.g. Roger Fenton's Crimean War pictures.
....Robert Cornelius 1839
Thanks, I enjoyed this
My Mom had her picture taken by Edward Land, a friend of her boss, over 60 years ago.
The entire office was stunned when Mr. Land pulled the film out of the camera, coated it with a noxious chemical, and waited as my mother’s image appeared.
Turned out that she was the first woman to have her portrait taken with a Polaroid Prototype Camera.
I think she still might have that picture...somewhere.
Is it just me, or does he look surprisingly similar to David Tennant ("Doctor Who")?
Speaking of time travel through photography, my favorite photographs are the early and mid 1930’s German color photographs of the rise of Hitler before WWII. Many were taken on excellent film, far superior to anykthing we had at the time, and they show almost exactly what things looked like then, making them almost vividly current. Nothing works quite as well as color for that.
If she does have it, and provenance that it is the first, it would be worth tens of thousands of dollars to a collector.
or - John Q. Adams looks like surprising like the grinch (~3:07).
She also has Joe and Dom DeMaggio’s autographs, Ted Williams, The entire 1941 Red Sox, The first Polaroid portrait, and dozens of unpublished photos of the Pacific Theater in WW2, taken by my Dad.
But she won’t part with any of it!
|GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach|
Thanks for the ping...how did you know I wanted to see this? Fantastic...
It was pitcher Charley "Hoss" Radbourn
The “Greatest generation” has lots of cool stories. I am SO GLAD I listened to them as i was growing up, as NOW I have a bunch of cool stories to share on FR! :-)
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