Early Photographs: 1840s-60s

The first ever photo was taken in the late 1820s in Paris. A decade later the Daguerrotype technique was perfected and in 1841 the very first photo was taken in Australia.

Early photographs were impressions made directly onto a light sensitive emulsion on glass plates, using fixed focal length cameras. The results are stunningly clear images which to this day retain an ethereal clarity and quality. Early photographs reproduce beautifully, and are a pleasure to work with – on the rare occasions we encounter them.

Examples of our photo restoration work

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