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On the Lighter Side => Famous Scientists, Doctors and Inventors => Topic started by: ROBERT on 10/01/2006 15:50:32

Title: Who created the first colour photograph ?
Post by: ROBERT on 10/01/2006 15:50:32
According to Wikipedia...
""The first permanent color photo was taken in 1861 by the physicist James Clerk Maxwell.""

There are usually disputes about who created the first television,  first lightbulb.,etc.

Does anyone know of other claimants to "the first colour photograph" ?,
no Cambridge bias please, (Maxwell lectured at Cambridge).

""The claim is often made that Maxwell was the first to take a color photograph, in 1861.
This is not true, since Sir John Herschel (1792-1871) and Edmond ... ""