Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/12/06

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Subject: [Leica] Timeline on the History of Photography
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Thu Dec 6 09:06:05 2007
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Hi, Bob,

I was interested because of some family portraits that I have that date to 
1896.  A distant relative mentioned a portrait of an ancestor who died in 
the 1860s, but she never provided me a copy.  It seems that Matthew Brady 
and his comtempraries in the US got the ball rolling in this country.  Then 
George Eastman brought it to the consumer level.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert D. Baron" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 10:41 AM
Subject: Re:[Leica] Timeline on the History of Photography

> On Dec 5 2007 Jim Nichols writes:
>> On the Rootsweb genealogy site, I found a link to a "History of 
>> Photography" that I found interesting.  Though Leica and Barnack are not 
>> mentioned by name, I thought some of you might be interested in seeing 
>> it.
> Interesting, thanks for posting.
> This coincidentally coincides with a snapshot one of my daughters just 
> sent to me.  She was in Germany last week on a short holiday trip and took 
> this photo of a Leica dealership in Aachen, about an hour by train north 
> of Cologne.  The sign appears to proclaim the store dates back to 1882, 
> which we both found a bit curious:
> --Bob
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