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Rick Voight

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Happy #ThrowbackThursday!

This is the first photo taken underwater... Sorry, not much we can do to fix this one :)

Photo taken by diver and photography pioneer Louis Marie Auguste Boutan, in 1899. Thanks #DivingMuseum for sharing!

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What is it a photo of? An underwater cliff? The hull of a shipwreck?
 

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Do you have any idea of what the housing was made of? Brass was the marine compatible material of choice in those days. I'm guessing it was a glass plate view-camera of some sort???

This article may be of interest: First underwater photograph

This as well: William Thompson- 100 years of underwater photography?
last link. same (but upside down) photo. Has sign:
First underwater photograph taken on a wet colloidion plate in 1856 by William Thompson
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