Watching Someone Make Daguerreotypes Is Totally Mesmerizing

To be honest, it's pretty clear why daguerreotypes got passed over for more flexible photographic processes. You put a crap ton of work, not to mention seriously dangerous chemicals, into an image that then can't be duplicated. But that doesn't mean they aren't amazing looking. » 4/28/13 9:00am 4/28/13 9:00am

Photographs Look Even Better With 200 Years of Decay

The Library of Congress is brimming with flawless daguerreotype photographs that give us a pristine look into the state of things over the past two centuries. Now that's great and all, but perhaps even more incredible are the ones that succumbed to the 200 years of damage and decay. » 1/09/13 3:40pm 1/09/13 3:40pm

Shooting Challenge: Vintage Hand-Coloring

Before the advent of color photography, it was common for black and white photos to be retouched with paints. The "hand-coloring" technique was used with frequency until around 1940. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, you'll dust it off. » 7/20/11 3:20pm 7/20/11 3:20pm

Abraham Lincoln As You've Never Seen Him

Follow the 16th President of the United States from his meteoric rise to his untimely demise in stunning stereoscope! » 12/21/10 1:20pm 12/21/10 1:20pm

: Gullah Women of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, prepare sea island cotton for the ginning mills of the Alex. Knox Plantation near Charleston in the ca. 1864 photograph by George N.…