08 August 2012
|Image as accompanied original article|
I am a very visual person and I incorporate images into all the research that I do. I am definitely a believer that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Images help me give me a sense of the past. And so this news item just fascinated me!
What is believed to be the world's first ever photograph is set to go on display in
The snap called View From The Window At Le Gras dates back to 1826.
It was created by photographic pioneer Nicéphore Niépce at his Le Gras country estate in
. Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, France
Read the full article:
Thanks to Dick Eastman for posting about this.
What is the earliest photograph in your families’ possession? Unfortunately, though I may have a love of photographs, the earliest in my possession are from the early 1900s.
copyright © National Ge
nealogical Society, 3108 Columbia
Pike, Suite 300, Arlington, Virginia 22204-4370. http://www.ngsgenealogy.org.
Republication of UpFront articles is permitted and encouraged for non-commercial purposes without express permission from
Please drop us a note telling us where and when you are using the article.
Express written permission is required if you wish to republish UpFront articles
for commercial purposes. You may send a request for express written permission
to UpFront@ngsgenealogy.org. All republished articles may not be
edited or reworded and must contain the copyright statement found at the bottom
of each UpFront article.
Think your friends, colleagues, or fellow genealogy researchers would find this blog post interesting? If so, please let them know that anyone can read past UpFront with NGS posts or subscribe!
Suggestions for topics for future UpFront with◦
posts are always welcome. Please send any suggested topics to UpfrontNGS@mosaicrpm.com
I'm reading: A misty shot of the world to come: 'First ever photo' featuring French field and dating from 1826