Word of the Day: PHOTOGENY

from photo- (comb. form; relating to light) + -geny (comb. form; general sense = mode of production)

“…IMPROVEMENTS IN THE DAGUERREOTYPE. — Numerous improvements have been lately made in the beautiful art of photogeny….”

From: Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine
A Chapter on Science and Art
By Edgar Allen Poe
Volume VI, April, 1840

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