Back in the 1880s, taking a picture took immense effort. The process of heliography devised by French inventor Nicéphore Niépce, for example, often required exposures lasting several days. Several days. And that was just the exposure. By the time you actually had developed an image you ran the risk of developing age-induced memory loss and forgetting everything you had so carefully calibrated at the outset.
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