Coleman Sellers patents the kinematoscope, a device that let you see a series of stereoscopic images mounted on a spinning wheel that, moved at high speed, created the illusion of movement. The images where seen inside a box with a stereoscopic viewer.
Henry Désiré Du Mont builds a camera to try to photograph different sequences of a body in motion.
Louis Arthur Ducos du Hauron designs and patents a photographic camera with multiple lenses with which it is possible to photograph the different stages of a moving body.
English engineer J. Beale creates the Choreutoscope, a device that uses a crank handle with a Maltese cross to slide a glass plate with six images painted on it across the light source, thus creating the illusion of movement.
Sir James Clerk Maxwell achieves the first colour photograph by separating negatives, which he later projected with RGB filters.
Woodburytype. Photomechanical process patented by Thomas Woodbury.
It begins in the 1890s >>
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Giovanni Caselli invents the pantelegraph, a device capable to transmit still images through an electric cable.
Antonio Meucci demonstrates his invention, the telephone, to the public.