Photography Interactive Timeline

  • Thomas Jefferson's Inauguration

    Thomas Jefferson's Inauguration
    On March 04, 1801 Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated as the United States of America's third President in Washington D.C. “U.S. History Timeline: A New Nation - 1800–1849.” Infoplease, Infoplease, https://www.infoplease.com/history/us/us-history-a-new-nation-1800-1849.
  • The Worlds First Permanent Photograph

    The Worlds First Permanent Photograph
    Joseph Nicéphore Niépce's "View from the Window at Le Gras" Heliograph created in 1826 is considered to be the worlds first permanent photograph, (even though it was not completely stable). Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Invention of the Telegraph

    The Invention of the Telegraph
    In 1832, the first electromagnetic telegraph was invented by Pavel Schilling. This invention, made Schilling the first inventor to use the idea of binary systems in signal transmission. Migiro, Geoffrey. “Great Inventions of the 19th Century.” WorldAtlas, 7 June 2018, https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/great-inventions-of-the-19th-century.html.
  • Talbot's Creation of Salt Prints

    Talbot's Creation of Salt Prints
    William Henry Fox Talbot's use of table salt in both the paper sensitizing and image fixing process led to what is now known as Salt Prints. He created this photographic process in 1834, but did not patent it, despite a reminder he made for himself in a notebook. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Creation of the Latent Image

    The Creation of the Latent Image
    With the help of the late Niépce's research material, the experimentation of Daguerre led to his creation of the Latent Image. A Latent Image is an image that had been registered, but was not yet visible, and needed a treatment to bring out the image instilled. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Presentation of Photography to the World

    The Presentation of Photography to the World
    At a meeting of the Academy of Science and the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris, Photography was presented to the world. The inventor, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, created the process of the Daguerreotype. It used a light-sensitized silver plated copper sheet shined to be a mirror to instill a latent image onto; the image was brought out using a table salt solution, and carefully rinse in plain water. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • Talbot's Creation of the Calotype

    Talbot's Creation of the Calotype
    William Henry Fox Talbot created and improved the photographic process known as the Calotype, before deciding to patent it for his own in 1841. This process was the first to make both a positive and negative of an image on paper, so the negative could be used to make multiple paper prints or copies. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • Richard Beard's Studio

    Richard Beard's Studio
    Richard Beard opened his own daguerreotype studio, the first licensed public source for daguerreotypes in London, Britain, in March of 1841. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Inauguration of the Ninth U.S. President

    The Inauguration of the Ninth U.S. President
    On March 04, 1841 William Henry Harrison is inaugurated as the ninth United States President in Washington D.C. “U.S. History Timeline: A New Nation - 1800–1849.” Infoplease, Infoplease, https://www.infoplease.com/history/us/us-history-a-new-nation-1800-1849.
  • Herschel's Creation of the Cyanotype

    Herschel's Creation of the Cyanotype
    John Herschel's photographic investigations and experimentation with color led to his creation of the Cyanotype. The Cyanotype an image with predominately Prussian blue and white. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • Talbot's "The Pencil of Nature"

    Talbot's "The Pencil of Nature"
    William Henry Fox Talbot published his book, "The Pencil of Nature" in six sections between the years of 1844 and 1846. This was the first book to feature actual photographs rather than engraved versions. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Mexican-American War

    The Mexican-American War
    Between the years of 1846 and 1848, America and Mexico were at war, in what is now known as the Mexican-American War. In the end, the Americans won this war. “U.S. History Timeline: A New Nation - 1800–1849.” Infoplease, Infoplease, https://www.infoplease.com/history/us/us-history-a-new-nation-1800-1849.
  • The First Photographed War

    The First Photographed War
    The first war that was photographed was the Mexican-American War that lasted from its start in 1846 to the its end in 1848. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • US-Canadian Border Fixed

    US-Canadian Border Fixed
    With the Oregon Treaty, the US-Canadian Border was fixed at 49th parallel, and the US obtained Oregon as a territory. “U.S. History Timeline: A New Nation - 1800–1849.” Infoplease, Infoplease, https://www.infoplease.com/history/us/us-history-a-new-nation-1800-1849.
  • The First Known War Photographer

    The First Known War Photographer
    The earliest known war photographer is a man by the name of John McCosh (sometimes spelled MacCosh). John McCosh was served in the East India Company during the Second Sikh War as a surgeon. During the time he served, he took photographs of his fellow officers. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Mid-Century Inductrialization of Photography

    The Mid-Century Inductrialization of Photography
    The 1850's was know as the mid-century industrialization of photography. This time was also called the "golden age" of photography for all of the artists who picked up the skillful medium during this time, as well as the many developments. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The First Photographic Magazine

    The First Photographic Magazine
    In the 1850's the first photographic magazine was created. It was Frances first photographic journal, and was known as, "La Lumiere". It was known to be "neutral ground" for photography welcoming both the science and art aspects of it. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Establishment of the French Société Heliographique

    The Establishment of the French Société Heliographique
    The French Société Heliographique was established in 1851 and published the influential photographic journal, "La Lumiére." The group turned into the well known French Photographic Society in 1855. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Collodion Process

    The Collodion Process
    Frederick Scott Archer created a new negative-positive process for photographs called the Collodion or Wet-Plate process, which he published in 1851. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Establishment of The Photographic Society

    The Establishment of The Photographic Society
    With the help of the well-known British amateur photographer Roger Fenton, the Photographic Society was establish in 1853. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • Carte-de_Visite

    Carte-de_Visite
    The perfected technique of "Carte-de-Visite" was patented in 1854 by the French photographer, André Adolphe Eugéne Disdéri. This process was intended to be used as small portrait photographs that were then pasted to the back of a regular visiting card. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Ambrotype Process

    The Ambrotype Process
    The Ambrotype was a popular adaptation of the glass negative that was patented by James Ambrose Cuutting in 1854. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The First Photographic Book

    The First Photographic Book
    Anna Atkins published the first photographic book in 1854. This is a book filled with Cyanotypes, and today is held in the National Media Museum in Bradford, England. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The First Solar Eclipse Photographs

    The First Solar Eclipse Photographs
    Brothers Wilhelm and Freidrich Langenheim captured the first solar eclipse photographs in 1854. Seven of the images taken still remain today. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Boom of Photography in Newspapers

    The Boom of Photography in Newspapers
    The Boom of Photography began with two popular newspapers, committed to bringing the current cultural events through the visual aspects of photography. The two newspapers who blew up rather quickly with readerships soaring into the millions were: "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper", which began in 1855, and "Harper's Weekly" with began two years later in 1857. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • James Robertson's "Interior of the Redan"

    James Robertson's "Interior of the Redan"
    In June of 1855, well-known early war photographer took his image known as, "Interior of the Redan", which has since become well-known. This is one of the many photos the British photographer took during his lifetime; as well as one of approximately 60 taken on this trip to the war zone. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Development of Photography in the Military

    The Development of Photography in the Military
    Photography made its way into and developed in the military on an official basis. In 1856, photography was added to the Telegraphic School run by the Royal Engineers in Chatham, England. In 1861, it was ordered, by the French Minister of War, that every brigade had one officer trained in photography. By 1870, the camera has many common uses in the military. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • President Lincoln

    President Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United State of America on November 06, 1860. “U.S. History Timeline: Civil War and Reconstruction - 1850–1899.” Infoplease, Infoplease, https://www.infoplease.com/history/us/us-history-civil-war-and-reconstruction-1850-1899.
  • The Photographic Society of Austria

    The Photographic Society of Austria
    The Photographic Society in Vienna, Austria was established in 1861. This was the first photographic society in the German spoken world. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The American Civil War

    The American Civil War
    In the United States of America between April of 1861, and April of 1865 the American Civil War was taking place. This was a war between the Northern States and the Southern States. “U.S. History Timeline: Civil War and Reconstruction - 1850–1899.” Infoplease, Infoplease, https://www.infoplease.com/history/us/us-history-civil-war-and-reconstruction-1850-1899.
  • Lady Clementina Hawarden's Accomplishments

    Lady Clementina Hawarden's Accomplishments
    Before her death in 1865, Lady Clementina Hawarden had accomplished much. She produced over 800 images, was elected to the Photgraphic Society of London in 1863, and won a silver medal for her work in 1863 and 1864. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Lincoln Assassination

    The Lincoln Assassination
    On April 14th, 1865, then President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Washington D.C. by John Wilkes Booth. “U.S. History Timeline: Civil War and Reconstruction - 1850–1899.” Infoplease, Infoplease, https://www.infoplease.com/history/us/us-history-civil-war-and-reconstruction-1850-1899.
  • The Art Reproduction Business

    The Art Reproduction Business
    The Alsatian photographer, Adolphe Braun began his art reproduction business that quickly became international. The business was founded in 1866 in Florence, Italy and is still in production to this day. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • Mugshot Standardization

    Mugshot Standardization
    Alphonse Bertillon, a law enforcement officer and bio-metrics researcher, standardized mugshots in 1888, and used an example of a mugshot of himself to present. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The First Camera for the People

    The First Camera for the People
    In 1888, the first of many cameras for the casual use of the common middle-class consumer was produced. The Eastman Dry Plate Company in Rochester, New York gave birth the first Kodak Camera. This was the start of a revolutionary change for the photography world. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The First Automobile

    The First Automobile
    The first automobile was built by Wilhelm Maybach and Gottlieb Daimler in 1889. This first car was ran by a 1.5hp 2-cylinder gasoline engine, had a 4-speed transmission, and could reach a maximum speed of 10 mph. Migiro, Geoffrey. “Great Inventions of the 19th Century.” WorldAtlas, 7 June 2018, https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/great-inventions-of-the-19th-century.html.
  • Oklahoma Territory

    Oklahoma Territory
    Oklahoma Territory was opened to settlers in the United States of America on April 22, 1889. “U.S. History Timeline: Civil War and Reconstruction - 1850–1899.” Infoplease, Infoplease, https://www.infoplease.com/history/us/us-history-civil-war-and-reconstruction-1850-1899.
  • The Vienna Camera Club

    The Vienna Camera Club
    The Vienna Camera Club was established in 1891. This was the first association that's sole purpose was to the advancement of art photography. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Motion Picture Projector

    The Motion Picture Projector
    The Lumiére brothers Louis and Auguste invented the first Motion Picture Projector in 1895. This was a massive step in the photography world, as well as the the creation of the film world. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Extreme Limiting of Photo Exposure Time

    The Extreme Limiting of Photo Exposure Time
    By the year 1900, the time for photo exposure in the photography process had been reduced from the multiple minutes it was in 1839, to 1/5000th of a second! This was a massive step in the photography advancement process, and a huge step completely in as little as about 60 years. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Mostyn Art Gallergy

    The Mostyn Art Gallergy
    In 1901, Lady Augusta established the Mostyn Art Gallery as the first gallery built specifically to show women's artwork. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • President McKinley is Shot

    President McKinley is Shot
    President William McKinley was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz in Buffalo, New York on September 06, 1901. The President survived until September 14th of 1901, was he died of his wounds from this attack. “U.S. History Timeline: Progressive Era and World Wars - 1900–1949.” Infoplease, Infoplease, https://www.infoplease.com/history/us/us-history-progressive-era-and-world-wars-1900-1949.
  • Color Photographs

    Color Photographs
    The Lumiére brothers Louis and Auguste invented a process for creating color photographs they called, "Autochrome", in 1904. This process involved depositing dyed potato starch granules into a glass plate which was then covered with the light sensitive emulsion used for black and white photos. This acted as a color filter, and resulted in a direct positive, color image. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The Post Card Boom

    The Post Card Boom
    The Post Card Boom was documented through the United States Post Office. The USPO reported that between the years of 1907 and 1908, over 667 million postcards were sent. This shows us, how big the Post Card business had gotten during this time. Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
  • The 27th President of the United States

    The 27th President of the United States
    The 27th President of the United States of America, William Howard Taft was inaugurated on March 4, 1909. “U.S. History Timeline: Progressive Era and World Wars - 1900–1949.” Infoplease, Infoplease, https://www.infoplease.com/history/us/us-history-progressive-era-and-world-wars-1900-1949.