Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/09/24

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Subject: [Leica] Woman and Dog
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 17:47:02 -0400

> At 4:30 PM +0100 9/24/09, Neil Beddoe wrote:
>> Somebody asked me once whether anyone would print black and white if
>> colour photography had been invented first.  I don't know but I
>> think it would be a lot less common.

People don't realize though how long color photography has been with us.
We had the Daguerreotype and the Talbot paper print coming out days apart
right across the English channel from each other and a week and a half later
some guy was doing it in color with potato starch. Didn't catch on real fast
but it was there!

"1861: The first known permanent color photograph is taken by James Clerk

He also (from Scotland) was heavy into Electromagnetism. Which only makes
sense its right next to potato starch color on the electro magnetic spigot.
No doubt going on to invent the Maxwell cassette tape which I copied my copy
of Abbey Road onto in 1969 when I moved into the Freshman dormitory in Des

1839 - 1861 = -22 years of no color just black and white
1839 - 2009  = -170 of photo in the world
170 / 22  = 7.7
Basically we've had color since day one
Or day 7.7

Mark William Rabiner

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