Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Vintage Hottie Captured by Multigraph

The first published account of the multigraph was in a 1893 issue of an American journal called The Popular Science News.  The journal describes a “curious application to photography” made by “a photographer of Atlantic City, N.J., Mr. Shaw, who produces a photograph at a single exposure which gives five different images of the same person in different positions. This is accomplished by placing the sitter between two mirrors placed at an angle of 45 degrees to each other. The double reflection between these mirrors produces four images of the person placed in front of them, the principle being the same as that of the ordinary kaleidoscope.” It then says that “the result is curious and interesting, and, it has been suggested, would be useful
in identifying criminals.”

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