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An Absolutely Instantaneuous Photograph
1881, 20 August
The American Architect and Building News, Vol. X, August 20, 1881, p.91
An Absolutely Instantaneous Photograph. The Manufacturer's Gazette makes itself responsible for this the most amusing, but not improbable, mule story on record. There is on exhibition in New York a photograph taken by an army officer with Anthony's instantaneous collodion. An old army mule, condemned to death, was killed by a small charge of dynamite placed on his neck and exploded by electricity. The picture represents the mule standing with his head entirely blown off, and the rope with which he was tied to a short stake in the ground in the same position that it was in when tied to his head, as it had not time to fall to the ground. The slide of the camera was dropped by the same charge of electricity that exploded the dynamite.