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Photography was a new part of life during the Civil War it was still in the process of being developed when Mathew Brady a distinguished photographer was working He used different ideas and items to make his job easier from traveling darkrooms to hiring assistants He was hungry for money and got it by photographing famous people Once the war started he realized that by photographing war he wouldnt become rich but he would make others rich with knowledge of the war through pictures Brady created the idea that photography was an important part of war He then devoted a large portion of his life to document the terrors of war in his photography and he was a success He was the first to make people realize the truth of war and how devastating it was He brought the war to them Over two thousand years ago Aristotle first experimented with what we now call photography He found that an objects silhouette could be shown by placing it in front of a light that is shining through a small hole Then in the 1500s in Italy a man built the camera obscura a very simple camera With just an eyepiece and lens it relied on a group of mirrors to create an image inside a box Finally the camera as we know it today began to take shape Joseph Nicphore Niepce in 1826 created the idea of using a plate covered in chemicals This replaced the camera obscura which had no way of recording what image was taken He exposed the plate for eight hours and found a perfect image that showed the scene he had captured Then in 1836 Samuel F B Morse the inventor of the Morse Code introduced daguerreotypes to Brady They were invented by Louis J M Daguerre which exposed the plates to different chemicals They had to endure a lot of handling which is why they were covered with these
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