The New Inquiry is a space for discussion that aspires to enrich cultural and public life by putting all available resources—both digital and material—toward the promotion and exploration of ideas.
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The Public Domain Review
is an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available on the web. You can explore our curated collections of curiosities and our fortnightly articles from leading scholars, writers, and artists at publicdomainreview.org
Daguerreotype portraits were made by the model posing before an exposed light-sensitive silvered copper plate. The fixing however was far from permanent – like the people they captured the images too were subject to change and decay.
In 1908 Neubronner patented his “Method of and Means for Taking Photographs of Landscapes from Above”, a lightweight miniature camera which could be strapped to a pigeon and activated by a timing mechanism.