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When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear: Alfred Eisenstaedt

When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear: Alfred Eisenstaedt

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When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear: Alfred Eisenstaedt

1.
On May 8, 1840, Alexander Wolcott patented his ‘mirror camera’, which became the first patent in photography. He and his business partner John Johnson actually made dental instruments. A year earlier, Wolcott used a daguerreotype reflector camera to take a picture of Johnson. On seeing the result, they opened a commercial enterprise. What had Wolcott done for the first time and what business did they both pioneer?

Answer :

He took a portrait photo, started a studio to take pictures of people



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