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Just published: What's wrong with Daguerre? Reconsidering old and new views on the invention of photography

Following the introduction of the daguerreotype process in 1839, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre was initially regarded as the principal inventor of photography. It was not long, however, before the legitimacy of this title fell under dispute. Other inventors, including Joseph-Nicéphore Niépce and William Henry Fox Talbot most notably, were seen as possible rivals. This debate about the rightful claimant, otherwise known as the…

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Added by Hans Rooseboom on December 20, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

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