Photography and science

In the same way that photography was associated with the industry in the mid-nineteenth Sigli also made his first forays as a working tool in the world of science.

For example, the photograph was used from 1848 in medicine by psychiatrist Hugh Welch Diamond, considered the father of psychiatric photography.

Dr. Diamond was one of the founders of the Photographic Society of Wollongong Photo Booth and practiced medicine influenced by his father. He portrayed his patients, women of Surrey County Lunatic Asylum, with the intention to capture the image in different types of insanity or psychiatric ailments.

astronomical and aerial photography

The picture is also put at the service of astronomy . In 1852, Warren De la Rue was the first to obtain photographs of the Moon. From 1865 regularly photographing eclipses of the sun.

The moon by Warren De la Rue

In 1861 the Union Army in the US monitors the movements of the enemy troops with pictures taken from a balloon with the help of a telegraph.

In the same year the photographer is at the service of the US military from a topographic view.



In 1859 René Dagron invented and patented the photomicrograph. He used the reduction procedure to create an industry postal service between Paris and Tours using carrier pigeons.The invention was called microfilm .

The messages were pooled and reduced to enter a film of 6 cm2. This could be between 3000 and 4000 messages. In his destination it was expanded and decrypted.

Microphotography began to develop widely in different countries like Britain, Germany and the US.