Yes, photography was around in 1860. In fact, the first photograph was taken in 1826 by Joseph Nic?phore Ni?pce. However, at that time, photography was a very new and experimental art form. It wasn’t until the early 1860s that photography began to be used as a tool for documenting events and capturing memories.
Some of the most iconic photographs from the 1860s include portraits of Abraham Lincoln and images of the American Civil War. Photography was also used to document the construction of the transcontinental railroad and the growth of Western cities like San Francisco.
Today, we take photography for granted as a part of our everyday lives. But It’s important to remember that it all started in the 1860s with a few brave pioneers who were willing to experiment with this new art form.