Sunday, October 26, 2008

Johann Von Maedler Coined Photography

For years I thought that Sir John Frederick William Herschel coined the term "photography". This is what I was told in my History of Photography class. Tonight I found out that Johann Von Maedler, an astronomer and Hercules Florence were using this term before Herschel. Herschel suggested this term to Henry Fox Talbot.

Apparently, Herschel did coin the terms snap-shot, negative and positive.

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