Image:View from the Window at Le Gras, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce.jpg

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English: By Nicéphore Niépce in 1826, entitled "View from the Window at Le Gras," captured on 20 × 25 cm oil-treated bitumen. Due to the 8-hour exposure, the buildings are illuminated by the sun from both right and left. This photo is generally considered the first successful permanent photograph.
Deutsch: J. N. Niépce 1826. Blick aus dem Arbeitszimmer in Le Gras. 20 × 25 cm auf ölbehandeltem Asphalt. Durch die 8-stündige Belichtungszeit erscheinen die Gebäude sowohl rechter- als auch linkerhand sonnenbeschienen. Dieses Foto gilt allgemein als erstes der Welt.

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College of Liberal Arts Office of Information Technology
University of Minnesota

"Though we have a slide and digital version of the photograph in our database, we do not own the original. The University of Texas at Austin, Gernsheim Collection is the owning institution... But the image is also in the public domain, so you can use it from whatever source you'd like (including scanning it yourself)."

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