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The First Photo Of A Human (Or Two Humans? Or Three?) (NPR, Robert Krulwich Blog, November 1, 2010): Here’s a photo I blogged about last week. It shows a street in Paris, back in 1838. This picture, I said, may contain the first ever photographic image of a human being. He’s on the lower left, maybe getting his shoes shined.
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The Dictionary of Lost Moving-Picture Media (GearFuse.com, Posted by Matthew Battles on December 16, 2010, 12:12 PM): Think it’s hard keeping track of all the names for new technologies, protocols, and emergent media in the early twenty-first century? Then you have something in common with turn-of-the-last-century viewers trying to figure out what to call the various newfangled media of moving pictures. Here’s a piece from the “Times Topics” section of the January, 28, 1898 edition of the New York Times enumerating the many names for the newfangled medium, the motion picture…