In 1826, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce produced the first photograph that did not fade using a Camera Obscura. By placing it within an asphalt derivative of petroleum, and uncapping the lens, Niépce was able to recreate a picture of the setting outside his apartment after 8 hours of exposure. Niépce was able to accomplish this by washing the photo with oil of lavender and white petroleum. For more information on photography, see Early Photography Infographic.
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Source and Image Source: Roy Flukinger, “The First Photograph,” http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/wfp/ (accessed September 19, 2011).