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Here's the exact description of the photo, according to Hitlerpages.com: Hitler and his fellow-soldiers in Fournes en Weppes, April 1915. First row: Adolf Hitler, Balthasar Brandmayer, Anton Bachmann, Foxl, Max Mund. Second row: Ernst Schmidt, Johann Sperl, Jakob Weiß, Karl Tiefenböck. This way, your man is called Balthasar Brandmayer. But it ...
I'd say it's the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE or Tokyo Trials) from 1946. Compare e.g. the wall pattern elements between your picture and this one (source: Wikipedia):
It is difficult to give an answer, what is a major historical event? According Wikipedia Carol Szathmari was the first combat photographer during the Crimean War (1853-1856). This was some years before the United States Civil War. Some technical information can be at the Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a României At Wikipedia they mention also a daguerreotypes ...
From Wikipedia's reference desk (originally discussing moving images): On the German wikipedia, we had a fascinating discussion about the earliest born person of whom a photograph exists. We managed to go back to a birth date of around 1746 Skimming the German discussion, it seems the winner there was Hannah Stilley Gorbey, an elderly American lady ...
The first taking of a photograph was the first major historical event photographed (though it was photographed by implication rather than directly: you can't see it in the photograph).
The commercial revolution was the technical one; Louis Daguerre made practical studio photography possible with the Daguerreotype, and licensed it far and wide to professional photographers in Europe and the Americas. Here are a few articles on the early photography studios in the US, all of which used Daguerre's process. There wasn't one particular end-user ...
Well, I've found a couple on WWII Archives. USS Enterprise (CV-6) War Damage Report - 5 September 1942 (Eastern Solomons) - War damage report of Captain A. C. Davis of details of damage to USS Enterprise (CV-6) as a result of three direct hits during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 August 1942. USS Enterprise (CV-6) War Damage Report - 8 November ...
Nicholas Jeeves of the Cambridge School of Art addresses this question well in a lengthy essay: The Serious and the Smirk: The Smile in Portraiture. In this sense, a portrait was never so much a record of a person, but a formalised ideal. The ambition was not to capture a moment, but a moral certainty. Politicians were particularly sensitive to ...
It is the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. Check the wall pattern and light: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IMTFE_court_chamber.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Military_Tribunal_for_the_Far_East
Photography was in use by many artists from the Impressionists onwards, many used photographs as a basis for their paintings. The idea of fashion and photography took shape with many female photographers in the 1850's and onwards, where the Photographic Society of London offered prizes from their exhibitions. I consider this a move towards commercial ...
The United States Civil War is the first real use of photographs that I have seen for a historical event, or war. It's 1861, so there is a gap, but I don't know of other photos that might have been taken.
I'm not sure anyone knows for sure, but the prime contenders seem to be this landscape with a man getting a shoe shine in the background from 1838 and this self portrait of Robert Cornelius from 1839.
Dagerrotype was publicly announced at a meeting of the Academy in 1839. Pushkin died in Sanct Peterburg in 1837. And Pushkin never traveled to Paris, or anywhere outside the Russian empire. So I suppose this cannot be a photo of Pushkin. Perhaps if you reveal the source of this image, it can be further investigated. There are many possibilities: a) This is ...
I did some more research using the answers provided as a guide, particularly about the Daguerreotype. I found some interesting info in this essay on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's web site: The Industrialization of French Photography after 1860. I also located this paper on photography establishments in Akron, OH between 1850-1900: http://www.case.edu/...
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