Photography; 1839 to current
One of the earliest form of photography was the daguerreotype.
Early photographic portrait studios that used the daguerreotype process, proliferated throughout Europe and North America, starting in the 1840’s. The process was announced to the world in 1839 (Paris, France) by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787–1851). As each image is unique, daguerreotypes are rare historical objects, linking us to people who were born more than 150 years ago.
Will our digital photographs be viewable to our descendants, 172 years from now?