August 19, 1839 CE – Louis Daguerre’s Photographic Process is Released by the French Government

August 19, 1839 CE – Louis Daguerre’s Photographic Process is Released by the French GovernmentRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons After years of development, the French Government made a startling declaration on August 19, 1839: the Daguerreotype photographic process would be “free to the world” in perpetuity. Louis Daguerre, having worked in tandem with Nicephore Niepce, had created a method to capture images using silver salts and iodine crystals. After a brief exposure to mercury vapor, the picture would be developed – modern photography was born. It is difficult to imagine in an age when smartphones act as pocket-sized cameras snapping photos in an instant, but the process to […]