Keeping images forever

  • May 7, 2021

On the page of the electronic exhibitions, available on the National Diet Library (Japan) homepage, there is the exhibition “The Meiji and Taisho Eras in Photographs”.

You can see the old look of the city you know well and many people walking on the road. From looking at these photos, you can feel the passion of wanting to keep the images of what you see forever with a camera that was still rare in those eras.

According to Wikipedia, photography was invented in 1827 by the Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. Until then, there was a projector that showed photograph-like images, but capturing moving images was not possible. (Swimmer)

History of photography – Wikipedia
Electric Exhibition Website: The Meiji and Taisho Eras in Photographs: From photographs in publications held by the National Diet Library – Tokyo, Kansai, Tohoku in Photographs (

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