This new-fangled photography technology is rubbish

by Instant Noodle

1850 Almanac - Daguerrotype 1

Daguerrotypes were the first commercially successful photography technology, based on silver halides. Admittedly, the technology is still very much in its infancy, being barely a decade old, but, nonetheless, Punch is not impressed.

1850 Almanac - Daguerrotype 2

(Preamble of the 1850 almanac)