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1860s Moon Photographs

Moon photographs from the 1860s! That is over 150 years ago! The first camera was only invented 40s years earlier. Vintage astronomy is very rad. The photographer was George Washington Wilson(1823-1893) – a pioneer in photography. He created techniques for outdoor picture taking and the mass production of prints.

Bonus picture is of Wilson with his cute dog!

Wilson, George Washington. Sources: Left, Center, and Right. Dog picture. Aberdeen Art Gallery and Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain License. Information from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).