Antique Photogravure Photographs

Inspired by advances in lithography and engraving, inventors at the beginning of the 19th century were obsessed with capturing real-life images using light-sensitive materials. Photogravure was one of the earliest experiments in transferring photographic images onto paper, but at first it proved more difficult and costly to produce these precursors to the photograph than it was to develop images on metal (daguerreotypes, tintypes) or glass (Continue Reading