The first newspaper halftone image, Old Steinway Hall, 109 E 14th Street, New York.
The halftone process
- Stephen H. Horgan, working for the New York Daily Graphic, produced the first printed photograph, an image of Steinway Hall in Manhattan published on Dec. 2, 1873.
- The Graphic then published “the first reproduction of a photograph with a full tonal range in a newspaper” on March 4, 1880, entitled A Scene in Shantytown with a crude halftone screen.
- The first truly successful commercial method was patented by Frederic Ives of Philadelphia in 1881.