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1854Europe • Great Britain 
Philip Henry Delamotte
Statues of the Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II were copied from the temple of Abu Simbel 
[Crystal Palace] 
1859 (ca)
Philip Henry Delamotte photographs the opening ceremony of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham. This is the culmination of his study of the entire rebuilding process and is one of the first examples of photojournalism. (10 June 1854) 
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1854Europe • Great Britain 
Isaac A. Rehn
Family Group 
Ambrotypes (collodion positives) make their first appearance having being invented by Frederick Scott Archer (1813-1857) with the assistance of Peter Fry. Being a negative on a glass base they were cheaper than the Daguerreotype but retained the clarity of detail.
1854Europe • Great BritainGeorge Swan Nottage (1823-85) founds the London Stereoscopic Company. The company has the motto "a stereoscope in every home" and within a few years boasts over 100,000 views in circulation.
1854Europe • Great BritainFirst public meeting to found the Photographic Society of London.
"A number of Gentlemen engaged in Photographic pursuits having met together at different periods of the Spring and Autumn last year, formed themselves into a provisional Committee, with a view of organizing a Society of those to whom such a re-union would be acceptable. The labours of this Committee were carried on until the beginning of the present year, when it was determined to call a Public Meeting, for which purpose Circulars were issued on behalf of the Committee by Mr Roger Fenton, the Honorary Secretary, and Advertisements were inserted in the Papers....
A Public Meeting to inaugurate this Society will be held at the house of the Society of Arts, John Street, Adelphi, on THURSDAY, the 20th January, at 4 pm.
[From the Journal of the Photographic Society of London on the founding of the society. The first Committee of the Society included John Dillwyn Llewelyn, Rev Calvert Jones and Philip Delamotte.] (20 January 1854)
1854Europe • FranceSociété Française de Photographie is founded based upon the earlier Société Héliographique which had been founded in 1851.
1854North America • USAW. & F. Langenheim make the first American stereographs.
1854North America • USA 
Edward Anthony
Bottle of Developer based upon the patent of James A. Cutting used in the collodion process 
James Ambrose Cutting receives a US patent for the ambrotype process, known as the bromide patent. The name ambrotype comes from the Greek ambrotos meaning immortal.
1854North America • USA 
Southworth & Hawes
River View with Seated Figure 
1854 (ca)
Southworth & Hawes are issued a patent (No: 11,304) for taking daguerreotypes for stereoscopes. (11 July 1854) 
Young America: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes 
Brian Wallis (Author); Grant Romer; & Alan Trachtenberg
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1855North America • USA 
George Robinson Fardon
View of a portion of the City and Bay, from Taylor street - in the distance the U.S. Hospital. 
[San Francisco Album. Photographs of the Most Beautiful Views and Public Buildings of San Francisco] 
1855 (ca)
George Robinson Fardon takes photographs for the album San Francisco Album. Photographs of the Most Beautiful Views and Public Buildings of San Francisco (ca. 1855). This album of albumenized salt prints is published by Herre & Bauer and has the distinction of being the first album of photographs of any American city. 
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1856North America • USA 
Wooden box of Melainotype Plates for Neff's Patent, 19th Feb, 1856 
1856, 19 February
Neff's Patent for Melainotype plates. (19 February 1856)
1856Europe • Great BritainJohn Benjamin Dancer applies for a patent for a stereoscopic camera (patent 2064, applied for: 1856-09-05, granted: 1857-02-27), allowing both images to be taken at the same time. Sets of stereographs quickly become popular.
1856North America • CanadaWilliam Notman commences his stereographic photographs of the city of Montreal.
1857Europe • Great BritainPhotography by Lady Elizabeth Eastlake is published in the London Quarterly Review.
1857Europe • Great Britain 
Oscar Gustave Rejlander
Two Ways of Life 
Queen Victoria purchases the allegorical photomontage The Two Ways of Life by Oscar Gustave Rejlander at the Art Treasures Exhibition in Manchester. [Read about]
1857North America • USA 
Alexander Beckers of New York City patented a stereo-viewer on April 7, 1857. It had a revolving mechanism which allowed multiple views of different types to be inspected sequentially by turning a knob. 
Alexander Beckers of New York City patents a stereo-viewer with a revolving mechanism which allows multiple views of different types to be inspected sequentially by turning a knob. (7 April 1857)
1858Europe • France 
Honoré Daumier
NADAR élevant la Photographie à la hauteur de l'Art. [NADAR elevating Photography to Art.] 
1862, 25 May
Nadar takes the first aerial photograph from a balloon over Paris.
1858North America • USAWilliam & Frederick Langenheim publish their American Stereographic Views.
1858Europe • Great Britain 
Charles Piazzi Smyth
Illustration from Teneriffe - An Astronomer's Experiment, by C. Piazzi Smyth. 
The first book illustrated with original stereographs is published in London. The book by the astronomer Charles Piazzi Smyth is Teneriffe, an Astronomer's experiment: or, specialities of a residence above the clouds.
1859Europe • FranceEmperor Napoleon III of France departing for the Austro-Sardinian War in Italy with his army stops at the studio of André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri to have his portrait taken. Although Disderi had the patent for carte-de-visite from 1854 this incident creates the publicity for a craze for photographic visiting cards that sweeps across the world. Whilst this makes for a good story that is often repeated subsequent research indicates that it is probably false. (May 1859)
1859North America • USABlondin crosses the Niagara Falls on a tightrope and is photographed by William England for the London Stereoscopic Co. The stereocard becomes the most popular they ever published selling over 100,000 copies.

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