Posts Tagged ‘French’

World’s Oldest Snapshot

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

A brisk 8-hour exposure produced this hot action pic (called a heliograph) of a French farmhouse rooftop in 1826.  Photo courtesy: Joseph Niepce, dead.

World's Oldest Picture

1937 Talbot-Lago Figoni-Falaschi Coupe

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Even if you’re not into cars, it’s easy to appreciate the fluid and futuristic lines of this French beauty. In its day, this car was often scorned as “outrageous” and downright “indecent”. Today, those same words are uttered by accountants upon hearing that Talbot-Lagos can demand upwards of $5 million at auction.

Talbot-Lago CompositeTalbot-Lago Figoni-Falaschi Coupe. A mouthful and an eyeful.

World’s Oldest Snapshot

Friday, October 30th, 2009

A brisk 8-hour exposure produced this hot action pic of a French farmhouse rooftop in 1826. Seconds later, Paris Hilton’s great great great great grandmother stepped into the frame, but the photographer missed the shot and Ye Olde People Magazine missed the exclusive. Photo courtesy: Joseph Niepce, dead.

Photo: Joseph Niepce, 1826

World’s Oldest Snapshot

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

A brisk 8-hour exposure produced this hot action pic of a French farmhouse rooftop in 1826. Seconds later, Paris Hilton’s great great great great grandmother stepped into the frame, but the photographer missed the shot and Ye Olde People Magazine missed the exclusive. Photo courtesy: Joseph Niepce, dead.

Photo: Joseph Niepce, 1826