A Darkroom Is Forever

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Ken Nadvornick, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. http://preview.tinyurl.com/yslyal

    Seems the original owner built this in 1840 at the dawn of photography and
    used it until 1855. Apparently he walked out one afternoon and closed the
    door behind him, then died. That door remained closed for 152 straight
    years until his final family descendent opened it to see everything exactly
    as it had been left that long ago afternoon.

    The photographer - Joseph Fortuné Little laddie-Groffier - is described as a
    contemporary of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, who in turn is regarded as the
    creator of the world's first permanent photograph in 1826.

    The translation is courtesy of Google. It's pretty rough, but is still
    readable if you are patient. The included photo is wonderful.

    Ken Nadvornick, Jun 7, 2007
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