Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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GALLERIES NOW CLOSED

To install the next exhibition, Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center, the galleries are closed until February 6, when the exhibition opens.

The Gutenberg Bible and the First Photograph are on permanent display in the lobby.



Gutenberg Bible

The Gutenberg Bible

The Gutenberg Bible is the first substantial book printed from movable type on a printing press. The Ransom Center holds one of five complete copies in the United States.

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First Photograph

First Photograph

The First Photograph was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827. The image depicts the view from an upstairs window at Niépce's estate, Le Gras, in the Burgundy region of France.

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