Here marks the end of the Era of High Self Esteem

by Instant Noodle

1867 Talbotype

Sarah Jane is lucky enough to be one of the first people ever to suffer from this. It’s 1867, and photography is still very much in its infancy. There were two main techniques; the Talbotype, pioneered by a Mr. Talbot, and a Daguerrotype, pioneered by a Monsieur Daguerre.

Talbot made the mistake of patenting his technique worldwide, so many opted for the “open source” Daguerrotyping process.

(June 1867)