The Stamp and Coin Place Blog: connecting the past and present of stamp and coin collecting, and looking to the future.

Posts tagged ‘Photographs’

Post-Mortem Photography

Historically you can find numerous cultural traditions that we might find odd today, such as taxidermy animal hats, professional mourners, and cheese rolling festivals (yes those…

How Do Halftones Work?

If you look closely at old advertisements from vintage magazines, you will notice something interesting: the image is comprised of tiny dots of different colors. The…

A 17th century illustration of a camera obscura.

The First Photography

The 19th century saw the invention of, at the time, an incredibly new and exciting media: photography. The first surviving photograph was taken by Joseph Nic├ęphore…

%d bloggers like this: