View from the Window at Le Gras
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
After an unsuccessful trip to Britain to attempt to interest the Royal Society in the process, Niépce gave the photo to the botanist Francis Bauer. It was last publicly exhibited in 1898, and was thereafter forgotten. Helmut Gernsheim brought the photo to prominence again in 1952 and the Eastman Kodak Company made a copy.
In 1973, the University of Texas acquired the plate from Helmut Gernsheim.
Today, the plate is on display at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.