The following anecdote was published on April 20, 1869 in the Bloomville Mirror. Bloomville is located within the town of Kortright in Delaware County, New York.
“A woman with a child entered a photographic gallery in Newburg, N.Y., the other day, and previous to placing it for a picture the woman subjected the child to a vigorous spanking. The artist interfered, when he was informed that she was only trying to get up a fine color in the child’s face, in order that it might be represented in the picture with blooming cheeks. She was somewhat surprised to learn that the matter of color in the photograph was quite an after consideration; that the machine to take colors just as they stood was not yet invented.”