HIGH PRICE, HIGH DE­MAND

History Revealed - - IN PICTURES THE BIRTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY -

French­man Louis Da­guerre’s ‘Da­guerreo­type’ cam­era ( pic­tured) was the firstto be masspro­duced in 1839. It re­tailed at 400 francs – equiv­a­lent to the av­er­age an­nual in­come.

BE­LOW: One of Da­guerre’s orig­i­nal photos, taken 1837

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