Joseph Niece, 1826
Joseph Niece, 1826

History of Photography Timeline, viewed through Photography Collections at Harvard University

An Illustrated History of Photography

The History of Photography: Pinholes and Polaroids to Digital Images

The History of Photography
  • The first photographic process--heliography--was invented by Nicephore Niepce around 1824
    • Daguerreotype invention 1839
      • First color photograph, Louis Ducos de Hauron, 1869

Camera Obscura

What is a Camera Obscura?
  • Means Dark Chamber
    • Earliest mention by Chinese philosopher Mo-Ti, 5th century BCS

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What is a Daguerreotype?

Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 10.27.26 AM.pngMaking Daguerreotypes? Kahn Academy

Video Cameras

The History of Video Tape and Camera

Tech Time Machine: The Evaluation of Video

Francis Benjamin Johnston, between 1890 and 1910
Francis Benjamin Johnston, between 1890 and 1910

Screen Shot 2017-08-11 at 1.14.11 PM.pngPicture Books and Graphic Books

Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs. Joel Meyerowitz. Aperture, 2016

Go Photo! An Activity Books for Kids. Alice Proujansky. Aperture, 2016

Selfie: The Changing Face of Self Portraits. Susie Brooks, Wayland, 2017

George Eastman and the Kodak Camera. Jennifer Fandel. Illustrated by George Purcell. Capstone Press, 2007