Looking for a history lesson that's less than a minute long? A video from self-described data artist Josh Begley is just that. It shows every New York Times front page, starting with 1852 and ending in present day. It's a mesmerizing visual, but it's also acts a timeline of the adoption of photography. Photos begin appearing more frequently around the halfway point in the video, and the transition to color photography happens around the 48 second mark.
The New York Times published its first issue on September 18, 1851. The first photos published by the paper appeared in a Sunday magazine in 1896. May 29, 1910 marks the first front page photographed published by the Times, an image of a daredevil flight from Albany to New York sponsored by the paper. The first color photograph appeared on the front page in 1997.

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