from A HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
"The wish to capture evanescent reflections is
not only impossible...but the mere desire alone,
the will to do so, is blasphemy. God created man
in His own image, and no man- made machine
may fix the image of God. Is it possible that God,
should have abandoned His eternal principles,
and allowed a Frenchman... to give to the world
an invention of the Devil? "
--- Leipzig City Advertiser 1850