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Early Photography
Nature's pencil: light!

Early Photography, Industrial Revolution
View from the Window at Le Gras, Nicéphore Niépce

View from the Window at Le Gras

Nicéphore Niépce, 1826
View from the Window at Le Gras, Nicéphore Niépce

View from the Window at Le Gras

Nicéphore Niépce, 1826

The examples that I have the honor of presenting are the first results of my extensive research on the manner of fixing the image of objects by the action of light.

Heliography: Designs and Engravings

Nicéphore Niépce, 1827

Light acts chemically upon bodies. It is absorbed, it combines with them, and communicates new properties. Such, in a few words, is the principle of the discovery.

Description of Heliography (with notes by Louis Daguerre)

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, Nicéphore Niépce, 1829

Numerous experiments made by the author prove that light cannot fall upon a body without leaving traces of decomposition on the surface upon which it impinges.

Modifications and Improvements to N. Niepce Process of Heliography

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, 1829
L’Atelier de l'artiste, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre

L’Atelier de l'artiste

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, 1837
Boulevard du Temple, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre

Boulevard du Temple

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, 1838
Buckler Fern, William Henry Fox Talbot

Buckler Fern

William Henry Fox Talbot, 1839
Self-portrait, Robert Cornelius

Self-portrait

Robert Cornelius, 1839
The Bertoloni Album, William Henry Fox Talbot

The Bertoloni Album

William Henry Fox Talbot, 1839
The Oriel Window, South Gallery, Lacock Abbey, William Henry Fox Talbot

The Oriel Window, South Gallery, Lacock Abbey

William Henry Fox Talbot, 1835-1839
Windmills, Montmartre, Hippolyte Bayard

Windmills, Montmartre

Hippolyte Bayard, 1839
Detail of the Cloisters at Lacock Abbey, William Henry Fox Talbot

Detail of the Cloisters at Lacock Abbey

William Henry Fox Talbot, 1840
Self-Portrait as Drowned Man, Hippolyte Bayard

Self-Portrait as Drowned Man

Hippolyte Bayard, 1840
View of intersection of Eighth Street and Market Street, Philadelphia, Robert Cornelius

View of intersection of Eighth Street and Market Street, Philadelphia

Robert Cornelius, 1840
Arrangement of Specimens, Hippolyte Bayard

Arrangement of Specimens

Hippolyte Bayard, 1842
Bust of Patroclus, William Henry Fox Talbot

Bust of Patroclus

William Henry Fox Talbot, 1843

The plates of the present work are impressed by the agency of Light alone, without any aid from the artist's pencil.

Brief Historical Sketch of the Invention of the Art

William Henry Fox Talbot, 1846
Lace Glove, Hippolyte Bayard

Lace Glove

Hippolyte Bayard, 1843-1846
Abolitionist Button, Early Photography

Abolitionist Button

1850
Portrait of Charles Baudelaire, Félix Nadar

Portrait of Charles Baudelaire

Félix Nadar, 1855
Madonna with Children, Julia Margaret Cameron

Madonna with Children

Julia Margaret Cameron, 1864
Revolving Self Portrait, Félix Nadar

Revolving Self Portrait

Félix Nadar, 1865
Portrait of Julia Jackson, Julia Margaret Cameron

Portrait of Julia Jackson

Julia Margaret Cameron, 1867
Portrait of Sir John Herschel, Julia Margaret Cameron

Portrait of Sir John Herschel

Julia Margaret Cameron, 1867
Portrait of Charles Darwin, Julia Margaret Cameron

Portrait of Charles Darwin

Julia Margaret Cameron, 1868
The Horse in Motion, Eadweard Muybridge

The Horse in Motion

Eadweard Muybridge, 1878
The Darned Club, Alice Austen

The Darned Club

Alice Austen, 1891
Trude & I, Masked, Short Skirts, Alice Austen

Trude & I, Masked, Short Skirts

Alice Austen, 1891
Group Apparatus, Alice Austen

Group Apparatus

Alice Austen, 1893
Amos Two Bulls — Profile, Gertrude Käsebier

Amos Two Bulls — Profile

Gertrude Käsebier, 1900
Wife of American Horse, Dakota Sioux, Gertrude Käsebier

Wife of American Horse, Dakota Sioux

Gertrude Käsebier, 1900
Portrait of Evelyn Nesbit, Gertrude Käsebier

Portrait of Evelyn Nesbit

Gertrude Käsebier, 1901-1902
The Manger, Gertrude Käsebier

The Manger

Gertrude Käsebier, 1903
The Flatiron, Early Photography

The Flatiron

Edward J. Steichen, 1904-1909
Victory Arch and Flatiron Bldg, Early Photography

Victory Arch and Flatiron Bldg

1919
Untitled, Aleksandr Rodchenko

Untitled

Aleksandr Rodchenko, 1929
Lumber, Aleksandr Rodchenko

Lumber

Aleksandr Rodchenko, 1930
Pioneer with a Bugle, Aleksandr Rodchenko

Pioneer with a Bugle

Aleksandr Rodchenko, 1930
Next Movement
Barbizon School, Industrial Revolution

Barbizon School

A small village in France, a gathering of artists.

1830-1870

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