MICHAEL ZHANG, PETAPIXEL:
"Poet Edgar Allan Poe had glowing things to say about photography after it exploded onto the scene in the mid-1800s. Other commentators in those days weren’t so kind.
"There are quite a few cartoons from the 1800s that show a more pessimistic view of photography and its emergence in the world.
"Daguerreotypes often required subjects to sit still for very long periods of time during exposures to ensure that they didn’t show up blurry, and this painful fact became a popular thing for cartoonists around the world to poke fun at."
Read more, and see the cartoons, here.