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In Pictures: 19th-Century Photography

The ease of getting a snapshot might now be taken for granted, but photography in the 19th century was an exclusive art form – and an incredibly slow process

IN THE FRAME

At first, it was impossible to take pictures of people, as they could not be still long enough. But in 1838, Louis Daguerre captured this Paris street scene, and in the bottom left, a shoe shiner and his customer can be seen. This was, totally by accident, the first ever image with people in it.

PHOTO FIRSTS

There’s more to these grey, fuzzy images than meets the eye

LONG SHOT

In the mid-1820s, French aristocrat and hobbyist Nicéphore Niépce took the world’s first photo. It was a view from his window, and required eight hours of exposure time.

NEGATIVE THINKING

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