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LL/31675
ThumbnailBrook Taylor (based on work by) 
Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century gave a description of the camera obscura 
16th century 
Drawing 
Private collection 

  
LL/33072
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
The first illustration of a camera obscura used to observe a solar eclipse was published in 1544 by Dutch physician and mathematician Reinerius Gemma-Frisius. 
n.d. 
 
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin 

  
LL/31667
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Johann Zahn, Reflex box camera obscura, 1685 
1685 
Engraving 
Private collection 

  
LL/31672
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Camera obscura 
[l'Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers de Diderot et d'Alembert.] 
1751 -1772 
Engraving 
Private collection 

  
LL/31676
ThumbnailJ. Ouartley 
A drawing tent in the landscape with a lens on the top 
1825 (ca) 
Book illustration 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus 

  
LL/31677
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Mirror for a camera obscura 
n.d. 
 
Private collection 

  
LL/39617
ThumbnailG.W. Crompton 
Printed Advertisement for Camera Obscura, Southport 
1886-1896 (ca) 
Advert 
Museum of the History of Science 
Inventory No: 29441 
  

  
LL/32926
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
American diminutive Camera Obscura 
1860-1870s (ca) 
Camera obscura 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica 
Courtesy of Bryan and Page Ginns (#21 / 43) 
  

  
LL/31683
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Camera Obscura building, San Francisco, CA, built in 1950 
1950 (built) 
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus 
10 
  
LL/42464
ThumbnailUnknown artist 
Silhouette of child 
1810 (ca) 
Silhouette 
National Science and Media Museum 
Ref Number: 1990-5036/6974 
  
11 
  
LL/42462
ThumbnailUnknown artist 
Silhouette portrait of an aristocrat 
18th century 
Silhouette, with the aid of Physionotrace 
15.5 x 9.6 cm (frame) 6.8 x 5.7 cm (image) 
Musée français de la Photographie 
Inventory no: 79.3352.1 
  
12 
  
LL/42731
ThumbnailMark Osterman 
Roger Watson 
2000-2001 
Physiognotrace 
Provided by the artist - Mark Osterman 
13 
  
LL/33067
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Physionotrace des. par Fouquet et gr. par Chrétien 
1793 
Physionotrace 
Creative Commons - Wikipedia 
14 
  
LL/42457
ThumbnailEdme Quenedey (engraver) 
Physionotrace portrait of Lady Mount Cashell 
1801 (ca) 
Physionotrace, engraving finished with etching and aquatint 
19 x 15 cm 
New York Public Library 
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, Image ID: 1800608 
  
15 
  
LL/42461
ThumbnailUnknown artist 
Portrait of a unidentified man - Bernbault (?) 
18th century 
Physionotrace 
5.7 x 4.8 cm (frame) 5.3 x 4.3 cm (image) 
Musée français de la Photographie 
Inventory no: 89.7056.1 
  
16 
  
LL/33061
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
A camera lucida in use 
1807 
Engraving 
George Eastman Museum 
17 
  
LL/38894
ThumbnailUnknown maker 
British camera lucida 
1840s (manufactured) 
Instrument 
Archive Farms 
18 
  
LL/33062
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Angelo Sala 
n.d. 
Engraving 
Creative Commons - Wikipedia 
19 
  
LL/33050
ThumbnailSir Thomas Lawrence 
Sir Humphry Davy 
1821 (ca) 
Oil painting 
National Portrait Gallery - NPG 
20 
  
LL/6129
ThumbnailC. Laguiche 
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce 
1795 (ca) 
Ink and watercolor 
18.5 cm in diameter 
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin 
HRC (964:0000:0001) 
  

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