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A terrific post recapping the early years

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 28, 2007

A terrific post recapping the early years of photography. The oldest known color photograph was taken in 1872.

Update: Or was it? James Clerk Maxwell took this color photo of a purty ribbon in 1861. Maxwell also, and so but by the way, linked electromagnetism and light in a seminal paper from that same year, work that Albert Einstein called “the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton”. (thx, chris)