20 Oct, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

CIVIL WAR PHOTOS -- A Virginia collector has donated to the Library of Congress the largest trove of Civil War-era photographs depicting average soldiers that the institution has received in at least 50 years, officials said last week.
SOURCE: Michael E. Ruane http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/02/AR2010100200438.html?referrer=emailarticle
woman looking at a old photo negative

FIRST PHOTOGRAPHER? -- Fresh light has been thrown on techniques used by the man recognized as the world's first photographer. In 1827, Niépce brought the plates to England to demonstrate his techniques to the Royal Society but was unable to share his experiments. He died in 1833, leaving his sometimes collaborator Louis Daguerre to publicly reveal photography to the world in 1839. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/Success-on-a-plate-for.6580990.jp


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