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Diane Arbus photographs, never exhibited before in the UK, on view at Timothy Taylor Gallery

:::::::::::: Antique Photograph :::::::::::: I adore these two! Oh, the stories they could tell.

This is one of the earliest known photographs of a human. A self portrait taken in 1839, it shows a young Robert Cornelius (1809-1893) standing outside his family’s lamp-making shop in Philadelphia. Cornelius was an American of Dutch descent whose knowledge of metallurgical chemistry was to help in perfecting the process of silver-plating, then employed in the production of daguerreotypes. It had previously been assumed that the time necessary for a photograp

Twitter / AncientPics: This is believed to be the earliest photograph of New York. Taken at Broadway in 1850

A photograph of a window at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England. Taken in 1835 by Henry Fox-Talbot. This is a print from the earliest existing photographic negative. (The earlier Niépce/Daguerre process was based on a "positive" image created directly on to a metal plate).

Beautiful light effect through this window

The earliest known aerial photograph, taken from a balloon over Paris in 1858.

Man tossing a child into the air at 57th Street Beach. Photograph by Stephen Marc, 1988.