|Nicéphore Niépce's earliest surviving photograph of a scene from nature, circa 1826, "View from the Window at Le Gras," Saint-Loup-de-Varennes (France).|
|Robert Cornelius, self-portrait, Oct. or Nov. 1839, approximate quarter plate daguerreotype.|
The back reads, "The first light picture ever taken." This self-portrait is the first photographic
portrait image of a human ever produced.
|Before the recent discovery of the Cornelius photo, this was the oldest known photograph portrait,|
made by Dr. Joseph Draper of New York in 1840. The subject is his sister, Anna Katherine Draper.
|A calotype print showing the American photographer Frederick Langenheim (circa 1849).|
Note, the caption on the photo calls the process Talbotype
|Roger Fenton's assistant seated on Fenton's photographic van, Crimea, 1855|
|General view of The Crystal Palace at Sydenham by Philip Henry Delamotte|
|Mid 19th century "Brady stand" photo model's armrest table, meant to keep portrait models more still during long exposure times (studio equipment nicknamed after the famed US photographer, Mathew Brady)|
|First color image, photograph by James Clerk Maxwell, 1861|
|A photographer appears to be photographing himself in a 19th-century photographic studio. Note clamp to hold the poser's head still. A 1893 satire on photographic procedures already becoming obsolete at the time|