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In 1826, when Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the world’s first photograph — a simple view from his upstairs window — he couldn’t have known what he had begun. By the middle of the 19th century, photography had evolved into a legitimate art form. From Matthew Brady’s unforgettable images of the Civil War to Ansel Adams’ work that literally redefined the American West, brilliant photographers have recorded images that can move even the most stoic onlooker. In the right hands, photography is one of the most moving and powerful of the visual arts. Sotheby’s Home has a wide variety of framed and unframed photographs that will improve the aesthetic of any home or office.