Wednesday, March 09, 2011

First Photograph Ever was of Pope Pius VII in 1822

A little known fact is that the first photograph ever taken was of an engraving of Pope Pius VII. It was taken in 1822 by Nicéphore Niépce, a French inventor who also created one of the first internal combustion engines.

The photo was destroyed in 1825 when Nicéphore tried to duplicate it.

I've linked a book about this French inventor below:

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