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George Gardner, photographer, born in Troy, New York, 12 April, 1832. He was educated at the Balston Spa institute, became a reporter on the Troy daily "Times," and at twenty years of age was managing editor of the Troy daily
"Post." Rockwood became interested in photography in 1855 and was the first to make the carte de visite photograph in
the United States. He introduced many of the chief 19th Century inventions in
photography, and contributed both scientific and technical innovations to
For example, he was the first to introduce instantaneous photography,
photo-sculpture, and photo-engraving.
ROCKWOOD, George Gardner, photographer, born in Troy, New York, 12 April, 1832. He was educated at the Balston Spa institute, became a reporter on the Troy daily "Times," and at twenty years of age was managing editor of the Troy daily "Post." He became interested in photography in 1855, was the first to make the carte de visite photograph in this country, introduced many of the chief inventions in the art, and constantly contributed to the press both upon scientific and technical subjects. Mr. Rockwood is the author of the scientific hoax, "Brain Pictures," which appeared in a New York paper in 1887.
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