Sunday, April 3, 2016

Early Photography – Here's a Collection of 42 Amazing Photographs from the 1840s

The coining of the word "photography" is usually attributed to Sir John Herschel in 1839. It is based on the Greek φῶς (phos), (genitive: phōtós) meaning "light", and γραφή (graphê), meaning "drawing, writing", together meaning "drawing with light".

1. 1840, Crawford Notch, New Hampshire


2. 1842, Pantheon



3. 1843, View of the Parisian boulevard



4. 1843, Nelson’s Column. United Kingdom



5. 1843, Creating a portrait in the studio, Richard Byrd



6. 1843, Lane and Peddie as Afghans



7. 1843. Elizabeth Rigby. Scotland



8. 1844, View of Pisa along the Arno River



9. 1845-1847, Unknown woman, Germany



10. 1845-1847, Portrait of Pauline von der Beck, nee Grassi (1805-1871), Germany



11. 1845, A woman with a dog, USA



12. 1845, El Escorial, Madrid, Spain



13. 1845, Miss Monroe and Mrs. Binney



14. 1845, Panorama of Pisa



15. 1846, Arch of Hadrian, Athens, Greece



16. 1846, Capitol, Washington, D.C.



17. 1846, Servants of the manor, Switzerland



18. 1847, View of Geneva, Switzerland



19. 1847, View of Geneva, Switzerland



20. 1847, The children of the orientalist Hermann Brockhaus, Germany



21. 1847, John Jeffrey and Dr. Langley, Scotland



22. 1847, The use of ether for anesthesia, Massachusetts, USA



23. 1847, Seven servants, Switzerland



24. 1847, Three girls



25. 1847, Einar family, Switzerland



26. 1848, General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland, Edinburgh



27. 1848, Portrait of a young sailor, USA



28. 1848, unknown family, Germany



29. 1848, Saint-Pierre, Martinique



30. 1848, Ramesseum, Thebes, Egypt



31. 1849, In the carriage, Switzerland



32. 1849, Ten servants



33. 1849, Portrait of Jean Gabriel and Anne-Charlotte-Adélaide Eynard with Madame Charrière



34. 1849, Portrait of the two maids: Lisette Gilliard and Sasett, Switzerland



35. 1849, Portrait of three women, USA



36. 1849, Construction of an unidentified channel in the eastern United States



37. 1849, Edgar Allan Poe



38. 1850, The religious ceremony in Martinique



39. 1850, Family and friends



40. 1850, The construction of a canal, USA



41. 1850, The scene in Beaulieu



42. 1850, Four men posing with a bull, USA

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