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"A beautifully illustrated, energetic, intimate heritage of 1 of the nice aesthetic adventures of the fashionable world-the making of the 1st photographs."

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Xing his? tried to apply your method to the French Isinglass paper, but found obliged. 1 continually playing tricks should conceive they might be rcpicted portraits. portrait it I by your sensitive paper) the effect produced wonderfully sharp and pow erful. ' PIONEERS Of PHOTOGRAPHY The following is an extract from an extremely compre- pleasing portrait. In the Daguerreotype the landscapes reverted, whereas in the Calotype the drawing hensive analysis of photography purporting to be a are review ot four books on the subject published between exactly conformable to nature.

It was on copper that we saw several and many other delightful will see M. is correct, was given him, fifteen years ago, by Nieps, of Chalons-sur-Saonc but in so imperfect a state, that it ; has cost him long and persevering labour to attain the object. H. ' short mechanical believe - which has been obtained in and the design, so few moments, remains unalterably fixed, so that the hottest sun cannot destroy Messrs. Arago, Biot, and Von Humboldt, have which excited in a few days, ascertained the reality of this discovery, their admiration make I it ; known to and M.

Daguerre was a well-known scenic painter of large1826, until his death part in an and so are represented on the The effect would be all that kind of Finally, Mon cher ami, those little white spots dotted in above orchard which are some way on make a comparison between the prints. You will find that one of the large ones and the two small ones are fainter ; : THE MIRROR WITH A MEMORY which he frequently employed the camera obscura. He hit upon the idea of photography about eight years after Niepce's tirst experiscale illusionist entertainments, for ments, devoting himself almost obsessively to the task of making his process wind of Niepce's without Niepce's translation image, symbol, (eikon) Eixcljv difficult representation workable.

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