A Brief history of high speed photography 1851-1930

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Title: A Brief history of high speed photography 1851-1930
Author: Endelman, Lincoln
Abstract: The beginning of high speed photography might be considered to be William Henry Fox Talbot's experiment in 1851. He attached a page of the London Times newspaper to a wheel, which was rotated in front of his wet plate camera in a darkened room. As the wheel rotated, Talbot exposed a few square inches of the newspaper page for about 1/2000th of a second, using spark illumination from Leyden jars. This experiment resulted in a readable image.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/10303
Date: 1988-08

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