32 Fantastic Facts About Photos and Photography

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26Cincinnati panorama

In 1848, a panorama of Cincinnati was made using a special type of photo called daguerreotypes. In 2007, researchers discovered that each frame had detail equivalent to a 140 gigapixel digital photo.

27. In 1968, US prisoners captured by North Korea repeatedly gave their propaganda photographers 'the finger' in photos, claiming it was a 'Hawaiian good-luck gesture'.

28. The photo on the cover of Neil Young's album "Silver and Gold" was taken with his daughter's Game Boy Camera.

29. National Geographic magazine was the first U.S. publisher to establish a color-photo lab in 1920, the first to publish underwater color photographs in 1927, the first to print an all-color issue in 1962, and the first to print a hologram in 1984.

30. The most expensive photo (Rhein II) ever was sold for $4.3 million. It was of a river, and it was photoshopped.

31Hidden mother

In the 1800s moms were disguised as chairs and curtains so they could hold their children still during the exposure. These are now called the 'hidden mother' photos.

32. A doctored photo of an American baby was falsely circulated as Hitler's baby photo by the international press in the 1930s. This prompted Nazi authorities to release a real baby photo to prove that Hitler was, in fact, a cute baby.


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