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This star-studded tribute to the kings and queens of comedy attracts jointly such mythical names as Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, and lots of extra. Granted amazing entry, photographer Matt Hoyle has captured his topics in pix which are artworks in themselves—by turns zany and deadpan, laugh-out-loud and contemplative. Accompanying them are first-person reflections from all the comedians on existence and laughter that often lower immediately to the center of comedy: it's humorous simply because it's real. web page after sidesplitting web page in comedian Genius deals prose as attractive as each one portrait is memorable. the following, in a single good-looking package deal, is the present of laughter itself. comedian Genius is proud to help keep the youngsters.
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Bertsch, Adolph (Dates Unknown) Adolph Bertsch was a French microscopist and photograher. He introduced in 1860, the chamber noire automatique, a 4-inch-square metal box with frame viewﬁnder, spirit level, and ﬁxed focus (automatic) lens of 3-inch focal length. The 2-1/4 inch square negative could be enlarged 10ϫ in diameter with Bertsch’s megascope or solar enlarger. This was the forerunner of the modern system of a small camera producing negatives for enlargement at a period when enlarging was seldom practiced.
Swan. Abney, Sir William (1843–1920) Sir William Abney was an English chemist, writer, and educator. He discovered hydroquinone as a developing agent (1880). Invented gelatin chloride printing-out paper (POP) in 1882. Developed infrared-sensitive emulsion to help chart the solar spectrum. Served as president of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain for ﬁve years, the ﬁrst photographic authority to assume that position. Archer, Frederick Scott (1813–1857) Frederick Scott Archer was an English inventor and sculptor.
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