The Discoverer of Photography


IN your account of the death of Mr. Fox Talbot (NATURE, vol. xvi. p. 464), you state that he first entertained the idea of the art of what is now called photography in 1833, and that it was not till 1839 that he and Daguerre first made known the principles of photography under the name, I think, first of Daguerrotype, followed by Talbotype. I therefore think the following notes concerning Niepce may interest some of your readers:—

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SMITH, J. The Discoverer of Photography. Nature 16, 501 (1877).

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