This Hidden Camera Captured Remarkable Candid Images of Everyday Life in the 1800s | 22 Words

This Hidden Camera Captured Remarkable Candid Images of Everyday Life in the 1800s

By Abi Travis

Carl Størmer was a Norwegian mathematician and physicist from the 19th century who accomplished all kinds of super impressive stuff throughout his life. For example, when he was only 18 years old, he published his first mathematical paper on trigonometric series generalizing the Taylor expansion of the arcsine function. (No, we have no idea what that means. We got it from his Wikipedia page. But it sounds pretty impressive, right?) However, it wasn't all math and science for ol' Carl. He was also super interested in photography. In fact, it's thanks to him that we have some of the most captivating photographs of life in the late 19th century.

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