Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Oldest Photograph?

There's something rather exciting, isn't there, about the possibility that this strangely beautiful image might date back to the 18th century. Something like the thought of medieval flying machines, or the idea that thrown clay pots from much earlier times might have functioned (accidentally) as primitive sound recorders...


  1. "But new research suggest it might well have been made as early as 1790 by Thomas Wedgwood, James Watt or Humphry Davy, who were all early experimenters in photography."
    That's not the miners lamp Humphry Davy is it? I've got one of those somewhere in the house, think it was the wife's

  2. You married a miner, Malty? Isn't that illegal?