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John Adams Whipple

Early American photographer

Died when: 68 years 212 days (823 months)
Star Sign: Virgo

 

John Adams Whipple

John Adams Whipple (September 10, 1822 – April 10, 1891) was an American inventor and early photographer.He was the first in the United States to manufacture the chemicals used for daguerreotypes; he pioneered astronomical and night photography; he was a prize-winner for his extraordinary early photographs of the moon; and he was the first to produce images of stars other than the sun (the star Vega and the Mizar-Alcor stellar sextuple system, which was thought to be a double star until 2009.


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