Janez Puhar recognized for reproducible glass plate photographs method

Kevin

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Nov 3, 2018
Start Date
Jun 15, 1852
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 workable negative-on-glass processes in the mid-1840s.​
 

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