Sir David Brewster (1781-1868)

David Brewster was a scientist, inventor, writer and innovator from Scotland, best known for the invention of the kaleidoscope, which he intended as a scientific tool. In 1849 he invented the stereoscope, a popular Victorian device for viewing photos. Brewster also influenced the development of photography, favoring the calotype over the daguerreotype.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES22785
Photographer:
P. E. Chappuis (London)
Height:
1228px
Width:
739px
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