Friday, July 12, 2013

MIT Professor Harold Edgerton

"And Edgerton Said, 'Let There Be Light.'" by Roger Cicala, © LensRentals Blog, July 9, 2013. (History of Photography Article)

"The more I learn about the history of photography, the more I come to realize that just about every important advancement since 1850 has its roots in photography. The 8 hour workday, paid vacations, and employee stock options? A photography manufacturer started them. Telegraph? A photographer invented it. Synthetic cloth was just an offshoots of photographic chemicals, and the development of plastics was funded by the sale of a photographic patent. In my last article, we even saw how toy trains owed their start to photography. ... " [More]

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