August 19th is celebrated as World Photography Day! 📷 The day aims to inspire photographers across the globe to share photos of their world with the whole world. 😎
The date of August 19th is in honor of the day the Daguerreotype process, developed by Louis Daguerre & Nicephore Niepce in 1837, was released to the world available for anybody to use. On January 9, 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced the Daguerreotype process. On August 19, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift “free to the world”.
The Daguerreotype wasn’t the first permanent photographic image. In 1826, Niepce captured the earliest known permanent photograph known as “View from...
Puhar was not the first to create a working photograph on glass process but is credited for inventing a process that made it reproducible.
In 1839, John Herschel made the first glass negative, but his process was difficult to reproduce. Slovene Janez Puhar invented a process for making photographs on glass in 1841; it was recognized on June 17, 1852 in Paris by the Académie Nationale Agricole, Manufacturière et Commerciale. In 1847, Nicephore Niépce's cousin, the chemist Niépce St. Victor, published his invention of a process for making glass plates with an albumen emulsion; the Langenheim brothers of Philadelphia and John Whipple and William Breed Jones of Boston also invented...