History and Tourism Photography

Here’s a rather dazzling slide show to start your Sunday afternoon. The slide show focuses on the
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history of photography and how tourism played its part. Dating as far back as 1839 when
Thomas Cook introduced the first organized rail excursion and Louis Daguerre designed the first commercially viable
photographic process and how such has evolved can also be seen in the traveling exhibit,
‘Site Seeing: Photographic Excursions in Tourism.’  Early images
taken by stereographs and daugerreographs followed by George Eastman’s creation of film photography, Ansel Adams
world famous travel photos and the use of advertising and mass-production have all played an enormous role in
the way potential travelers, daydreamers, and art lovers have come to see the world.  

via Newsweek