This is fascinating ! , I definitely find the whole early photography and camera obscura connections very interesting , it seems that even before those inventions humans were trying to capture something of themselves in the form of an image. I wonder what that instinct to try to capture an image tells us about the human condition , maybe it is a way to defeat father time ? what do you think ?
Do the late 19th century or later silhouettes come with any indication of who the persons was of ? or have you ever discovered the identity of one of these ?