FIRST PHOTO OF THE MOON
PHOTO BY: JOHN W.DRAPER
John William was born in England and immigrated in the U.S.A.
There he became a chemistry professor in the New York University.
The silver platinum plate (Daguerreotype print) of the moon was
the first of a series that where shot using a telescope. This series
was later presented at the Science Academy. Draper was also the
first to shoot a portrait in America, the portrait of his sister
Dorothy - Catherine . In 1864 he became chairman of the American Photographic