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Levi L. Hill 
Landscape with Farmhouse 
1851 
  
Hillotype 
National Museum of American History 
Courtesy of the Photographic History Collection, National Museum of American History, Washington, DC. 
  
 
LL/41537 
  
Levi L. Hill stirred up a sensation in the 1850s by announcing he had discovered a way to make color photographs directly from nature. The photographic community waited in vain for Hill to publish repeatable results of the process and his claim was dismissed as a hoax. Now, it appears his method combined a camera-made image that was enhanced with hand-applied color. 
 

 
  
 
  
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