Hermann Krone


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(1827–1916), German photographer and photo-chemist. The son of a Breslau lithographer, Krone studied philosophy and science at Breslau University, but also trained as a draughtsman and lithographer. Between 1848 and 1850 he worked part time at the Breslau observatory. He also studied photography and in 1852 opened a studio in Dresden. He first became known for portraits, then also for views of the Saxon landscape. His strong interest in photo-chemistry, astrophotography, and teaching enabled him, from 1870, to lecture at the Dresden Polytechnic. In 1874 he was invited to join an expedition to the Auckland Islands in the South Pacific to photograph the transit of Venus. He joined an expedition to Russia in 1887. His papers are held in the Krone Archive at Dresden Technical University.

From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

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