Antedatings of "Photograph" and Related Words

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Mar 16 16:11:54 UTC 2013

An article in the Athenaeum, Mar. 23, 1839, pages 222-223 (ProQuest), includes the words "photograph" (OED May 1839) and "photography" (OED April 1839).

An advertisement in the Daily Picayune (New Orleans), Apr. 21, 1842, page 3 (ProQuest), includes the word "photographer" (OED 1843).

Fred Shapiro

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