|23 October 1841|| ||The first Daguerreotype studio in Ireland opens in Dublin above "the Rotunda". It was probably under the auspices of Richard Beard but this is not certain. On 23rd April 1842 an advertisement appeared announcing that Le Chevalier Alexander Doussin Dubreuil had commenced practice at this address.|
Leonard Freed (1929, 23 October - 2006, 29 November) was born - US, NY, Brooklyn. One of America‘s greatest photojournalists with a long career working with Magnum. He carried out photographic projects dealing with negro life in the USA, the Jews of Amsterdam and was also in Israel following the 1967 Six Day War.
Ralph Morse (1917, 23 October - 2014, 7 December) was born - US, NY, New York. Photojournalist who worked for for LIFE magazine from the age of 24 and went on to cover the Second World War including the Liberation of Paris. He also worked for TIME magazines.
Henry Holmes Smith (1909, 23 October - 1986, March) was born. American photographer, influential teacher and writer. He made what he termed "refraction drawings" that used a plate of glass on which he drew with dark and light Karo syrup. The syrup ran when he raised the glass to the vertical and then a bulb More...
Théophile Gautier (1811, 30 August - 1872, 23 October) died - France, Paris. Novelist, Playwright, Poet and critic. Traveled to Spain and took Daguerreotypes an account of his travels is published in Théophile Gautier "Wanderings in Spain" (London: Ingram, Cooke, and Co., 1853)
John Bevan Hazard (1830 - 1892, 23 October) died - England, Gloucestershire, Bishopston. He was baptised at St Stephen's, Bristol on 12 Nov. 1830, son of Pump & Block Maker Edward York (or Yorke) Hazard (died 1862) & Elizabeth Hazard. He died at Bishopston, Gloucestershire, England on 23 Oct. 1892.
Albert Kish (1937, 14 May - 2015, 23 October) died - Canada, Toronto.
Harland P. Nasvik (1908, 28 February - 1993, 23 October) died - US, MN, Minnetonka.
Carl Ferdinand Stelzner (1805, 30 December - 1894, 23 October) died. German painter and photographer. He set up a photographic studio with Hermann Biow in Hamburg in 1842 producing remarkable daguerreotypes.