What is the oldest photograph?



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    There is a photo dubbed “The First Photograph” and it was taken by Joseph Nicephore Niepce. It was taken in 1826. Below is a picture of it in its original frame. It depicts the view form a window at Le Gras. It was produced by a process of using a polished pewter plate covered with a petroleum derivitive called bitumen of Judea. It is then dissolved in white petroleum to produce the image. This was the very begining of photography as we know it. 

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    It’s interesting because the first photograph was not actually taken with a camera. As lilykosmicki said, View from the Window at Le Gras is the first example of a photograph as we know it. It was produced using a camera obscura, which consists of a room or a box with a tiny hole in one wall. Light from the outside scene passes through the hole and strikes a set-up surface inside which leads to an upside-down reproduction of the outside scene. This is the method that Niepce used to ultimately produce the first known photograph.

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