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The earliest known photograph of men drinking beer, Edinburgh Ale, 1844

Original Tittle: Edinburgh Ale: James Ballantine, Dr George William Bell (1813-1889) and David Octavius Hill.Photography Studio: Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)The skills involved in producing calotypes were not only of a technical nature. Hill’s sociability, humour and his capacity to gauge the sitters’ characters all played a crucial part in his photography.
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