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First Photo in a Newspaper

24 February 1890
PM 112

The first photo in a Dutch newspaper appeared in the Amsterdamse Courant of 24 February 1890. It was a photo of the Amsterdam theatre that burnt down four days previously. Although the quality of the photo was not very good, the newspaper was proud of the result: 'Not one newspaper in Holland or abroad has yet achieved this result, nor did the Daily Graphic.'