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dec 21, 1838 - photography was invented

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It was commercially introduced in 1839, a date generally accepted as the birth year of practical photography. The metal-based daguerreotype process soon had some competition from the paper-based calotype negative and salt print processes invented by William Henry Fox Talbot.

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dec 21, 1838
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~ 179 years ago
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