Blessed be the inventor of photography! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has 'cast up' in my time -- this art by which even the 'poor' can possess themselves of tolerable likenesses of their absent dear ones. - Jane Welsh Carlyle , The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle : July 1847-March 1848 (Duke-Edinburgh Edition. Vol 22) by Thomas Carlyle, Kenneth J. Fielding (Editor), Ian Campbell (Editor), Clyde De L. Rayals, Clyde D. Ryals (Editor) , ISBN: 0822316080
Letter, 21 Oct 1859