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  • Item Type: Technology
  • Tags: Try Not to Smile and Say Cheese

Landmarks of a face
Facial recognition software utilizes automated computational analysis to recognize and then measure the various features of a face. Since every face has different distinguishable “landmarks,” or different shapes and contours that define facial…
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Polaroid ID-2
Polaroid ID-2 The ID-2 was a full color system introduced by Polaroid in 1966. The camera was able to process an ID “nearly instantaneously” with its patented photographic technology. The device was actually comprised of two cameras; one photographed…
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Photograph by Garry Winogrand
Released in 1954 and manufactured in Germany, the Leica M3 remains arguably the best 35mm rangefinder camera in its class. When the M3 first came out, single-lens reflex cameras (SLR cameras) were on the rise. This new camera design offered the…
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Shirley Card
Shirley Card Shirley Cards are references photos from Kodak used for technicians to balance exposure, colors, and hues; these photographs were used all over the world, wherever Kodak printers were used. Technicians in film labs use these reference…
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In 1902, British postal legislation allowed for the divided back postcard, which meant it was possible to write messages on the back of the postcard. Originally, the front of a postcard would have a lithographed image or drawing (primarily…
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Criminal I.D. card
In 1883, a French criminologist by the name of Alphonse Bertillon invented the first system of recording physical measurements, taking photographs, and record-keeping for police to identify criminals. Before Bertillon, suspects were only identified…
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In 1829, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre struck a partnership with fellow inventor Joseph-Nicephore Niépce to develop a method for capturing the fleeting images visible in a camera obscura. The two first successfully establish the daguerreotype process…
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